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Manjaro 上的 VMware Workstation

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VMware 是一款商业开发的应用程序,支持的操作系统有限。

本指南是为了回应论坛,在 VMware 相关问题上不要抱有任何期待

可以从上面的参考资料中得知 - VMware 产品不支持在 Archlinux 及其衍生发行版的平台上运行,因此,在 Manjaro 上同样不支持 VMware 产品。

So even when it is possible to install and run VMware on Manjaro - **do not expect support** on configuration of virtual machines or system issues arising from your VMware installation. You must have the required level of troubleshooting skills to solve these when they arise - and they will.

  • If you need help configuring vmware virtual machines - your should look in the VMware documentation.
  • If you need help troubleshooting installation issues - use the comment section for the AUR PKGBUILD

How to use the AUR PKGBUILD

There is a lot of AUR helpers and they all mimic what you should do manually - the Arch way is usually the best way.

Important kernel precaution

The AUR PKGBUILD is created for Archlinux and therefore the kernel headers dependency must be solved manually on Manjaro. Archlinux only have two kernel versions - linux and linux-lts.

Archlinux kernels follow the release schedule on kernel.org and on Manjaro you will need to use the same kernel versions which - at the time of writing in March 2021 - is (check with https://kernel.org if in doubt)

  • Linux 5.10.x (LTS)
  • Linux 5.11.x (mainline)

Using other kernels - like 5.4LTS - will most likely fail.

Building steps

1. Update your system and install the necessary build tools

user $ sudo pacman -Syu git base-devel --needed COPY TO CLIPBOARD


2. Then check your kernel version(s) - example - remember to use the same version as Arch

user $ mhwd-kernel -li COPY TO CLIPBOARD


3. Then install the headers for your kernel(s) and dkms. Substitute $KERNELXYY with your currently running kernel

user $ sudo pacman -Syu $KERNELXYY-headers dkms COPY TO CLIPBOARD


4. Clone the PKGBUILKD script

user $ git clone https://aur.archlinux.org/vmware-workstation.git ~/vmware-workstation COPY TO CLIPBOARD


5. Familiarize yourself with the content - it is all text files and you should read them and verify what they are doing.

user $ ls ~/vmware-workstation COPY TO CLIPBOARD


6. When you are satisfied - cd into the folder

user $ cd ~/vmware-workstation COPY TO CLIPBOARD


7. Run makepkg to install dependencies, build and install the package.

user $ makepkg -is COPY TO CLIPBOARD


The installer will write messages in the terminal on what to do next - follow the directions to load the kernel modules and enable vmware network service and usb service as needed.

user $ sudo modprobe -a vmw_vmci vmmon COPY TO CLIPBOARD


Optional services

There are three services that can be optionally be enabled:

  • vmware-networks.service: Provides network access inside VMs, most people will want this enabled
  • vmware-usbarbitrator.service: Allows USB devices to be connected inside VMs
  • vmware-hostd.service: Enables sharing of VMs on the network

To start and enable vmware network

user $ sudo systemctl enable --now vmware-networks.service COPY TO CLIPBOARD


To start and enable usb passthrough

user $ sudo systemctl enable --now vmware-usbarbitrator.service COPY TO CLIPBOARD


To start and enable the sharing of a virtual machine

user $ sudo systemctl enable --now vmware-hostd.service COPY TO CLIPBOARD


Installing Manjaro under VMWare

There are no special requirements to installing Manjaro on VMWare. open-vmware-tools is pre-installed. It should "just work"

Copy and Paste

If copy and paste does not work, you may need to install gtkmm3 and re-boot. vmware-user-suid-wrapper depends on gtkmm, but it's not a required dependency of the package. See: https://bugs.archlinux.org/task/43159

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