Package Details: vmware-workstation 16.1.1-1

Git Clone URL: https://aur.archlinux.org/vmware-workstation.git (read-only, click to copy)
Package Base: vmware-workstation
Description: The industry standard for running multiple operating systems as virtual machines on a single Linux PC.
Upstream URL: https://www.vmware.com/products/workstation-for-linux.html
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

Pinned Comments

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

Latest Comments

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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: https://communities.vmware.com/thread/638457.

Please do not mark this package out of date until a new VMware version is released.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

http://rglinuxtech.com/?p=2779

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.