Package Details: vmware-workstation 15.1.0-5

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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: 94
Popularity: 3.909315
First Submitted: 2017-02-10 19:04
Last Updated: 2019-09-16 17:28

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jihem commented on 2017-10-22 09:29

After the first installation, please:

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

2) Enable the services you need:

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

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

  • vmware-hostd.service: to share VMs on the network

For people who would stay on VMware 14, you can switch to vmware-workstation14 package.

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NekoBuster commented on 2019-08-27 08:04

I deleted everything related to vmnet1 and vmnet8 in the config file and then it works.

In the previous situation:

systemctl restart service - settings are not reset

reboot machine - settings get reset

use your provided command to regenerate the config - the situation persists

jihem commented on 2019-08-26 19:23

Atilir and NekoBuster: I don't have this problem on my computer. Maybe it only appears with a specific configuration. Can you show me your /etc/vmware/networking file?

If you restart the service (systemctl restart vmware-networks.service), do you have a reset of your configuration?

If you manually reset your configuration with the command "vmware-networks --stop; vmware-networks --postinstall vmware-player,0,1; vmware-networks --start" and reconfigure it, do you still have the problem when you reboot your computer?

NekoBuster commented on 2019-08-26 09:51

@Atilir: same here, thinking it may be a problem introduced in the most recent update, any solutions?

Atilir commented on 2019-08-14 06:58

When I reboot, my virtual network editor configuration reset (if I add a vmnet, after a reboot of my computer the vmnet is gone) and my file /etc/vmware/networking goes to default again even if I enter those parameters by hand.

jihem commented on 2019-08-13 20:41

@buzo : if you can build/install the package and start the program, I think you can ignore this warning.

buzo commented on 2019-08-13 17:09

I get the following warning when building in a clean chroot. Is there a dependency missing, or should I just ignore that?

==> Starting prepare()...
Extracting VMware Installer...done.
[AppLoader] Use shipped Linux kernel AIO access library.
An up-to-date "libaio" or "libaio1" package from your system is preferred.

jihem commented on 2019-08-13 16:15

@dvzrv: thanks for your suggestion. I've updated the package.

dvzrv commented on 2019-08-13 13:11

@jihem: The optional sources are not unique. Please include the version to ensure their uniqueness, as they otherwise don't get updated on version increment!

cyrinux commented on 2019-05-17 08:32


Macosx part seems broken :) ... FAILED ... FAILED

strayArch commented on 2019-05-16 17:47

15.1.0 requires the patches to be updated (version increment and updpkgsums does not build). Not 100% my patch is correct But, build, rmmod vmw_vmci vmmon && modprobe -a vmw_vmci vmmon, start vmware. Worked for me. Hope that helps.