Package Details: vmware-workstation11 11.1.4-14

Git Clone URL: https://aur.archlinux.org/vmware-workstation11.git (read-only, click to copy)
Package Base: vmware-workstation11
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: 11 dkms ovftool player unity vmplayer vmware workstation
Licenses: custom
Conflicts: vmware-modules-dkms, vmware-ovftool, vmware-patch, vmware-systemd-services, vmware-workstation
Provides: vmware-ovftool, vmware-workstation=11.1.4
Submitter: jihem
Maintainer: jihem
Last Packager: jihem
Votes: 2
Popularity: 0.011573
First Submitted: 2018-01-14 11:00
Last Updated: 2020-09-19 08:54

Dependencies (11)

Required by (3)

Sources (22)

Pinned Comments

jihem commented on 2018-01-14 11:01

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

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

Latest Comments

jihem commented on 2020-08-07 09:38

Please do not update to Linux 5.8 because the system will crash each time a VM is powering on. There is no workaround for the moment, and maybe it will never be possible to run this version of VMware on Linux≥5.8. More informations in this thread: https://communities.vmware.com/thread/638457

EDIT: now the package is compatible with Linux 5.8.

jihem commented on 2019-03-30 15:22

When you update to version 11.1.4-6, you should see an error telling that some files already exist. This is normal, the reason is that some files previously included in this package are now provided by another package (vmware-keymaps) which is now a dependency.

One solution is to install vmware-keymaps with the option --overwrite usr/lib/vmware/xkeymap/\* before updating vmware-workstation. Another solution is to uninstall your current version of vmware-workstation, then build and install the new version (with vmware-keymaps dependency).

Citral commented on 2018-08-18 21:42

Nice that you created this package. Workstation 11 is the last version that offers Unity mode on Linux.

jihem commented on 2018-01-14 11:01

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

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