Package Details: vmware-workstation 16.1.1-1

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Package Base: vmware-workstation
Description: The industry standard for running multiple operating systems as virtual machines on a single Linux PC.
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Keywords: dkms ovftool player vmplayer vmware workstation
Licenses: custom
Conflicts: vmware-modules-dkms, vmware-ovftool, vmware-patch, vmware-systemd-services
Provides: vmware-ovftool
Submitter: Synthead
Maintainer: jihem
Last Packager: jihem
Votes: 145
Popularity: 3.49
First Submitted: 2017-02-10 19:04
Last Updated: 2021-04-01 19:26

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jihem commented on 2020-02-10 17:29

After the first installation, please:

1) install the appropriate headers package(s) for your installed kernel(s): linux-headers for default kernel, linux-lts-headers for LTS kernel...

2) reboot or load vmw_vmci and vmmon kernel modules (modprobe -a vmw_vmci vmmon)

3) Enable the services you need:

  • vmware-networks.service: to have network access inside VMs

  • vmware-usbarbitrator.service: to connect USB devices inside VMs

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jihem commented on 2020-08-25 14:29

@obelix1502: do you have the package linux-headers installed?

obelix1502 commented on 2020-08-25 14:12

I receive this error :

sudo modprobe -a vmw_vmci vmmon [sudo] Mot de passe de obelix : modprobe: WARNING: Module vmmon not found in directory /lib/modules/5.7.17-2-MANJARO

Wennadocta commented on 2020-08-24 14:30

@shamhunter No, you can't. DKMS module will not compile on 5.8. But you can switch to LTS kernel and it will work with no problems

sunerpy commented on 2020-08-24 07:16

Anyone can run it with kernel 5.8?

Wennadocta commented on 2020-08-22 12:20

It works fine on LTS kernel :)

jihem commented on 2020-08-08 12:13

Be careful: Linux 5.8 breaks compatibility with VMware Workstation. If you try to start a VM, your system will crash and probably reboot.

For the moment, the only solution is to wait a new version of VMware before updating Linux kernel. The problem is serious and it seems there is no workaround I can use. For those interested, you can find some informations in this thread:

Please do not mark this package out of date until a new VMware version is released.

jihem commented on 2020-08-04 16:30

huyizheng: thanks to point this issue, I can confirm the reboot in my case. I pin your comment.

huyz commented on 2020-08-04 12:28

Please note that until now, vmware cannot run with linux kernel 5.8. On linux kernel 5.8, the system will freeze or reboot when guest VM is powering on.

yurikoles commented on 2020-07-28 08:04

Please checkout my package vmware-workstation-tech-preview, which has support of DirectX 11 on Windows Guest.

@jihem I had added you as co-maintainer

jihem commented on 2020-07-25 05:57

@dvb I think the more simple way is to open vmware with root (sudo vmware) and ask a trial license.