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#REDIRECT [[Installing Arch Linux in VMware]]
{{i18n|Installing Arch Linux in VMware (systemd)}}
This article describes how to get Archlinux running in a VMWare virtual machine when you're using ''systemd'' as SysV replacement.
== Prerequisites ==
Please install the ''open-vm-tools-modules'' from the ''Community'' repository.
== Drivers ==
Add the VMWare drivers to your ''mkinitcpio.conf'':
MODULES="vmsync vmblock vmxnet3 vmwgfx vmw_balloon vmci autofs4 vmghfs"
Now you have to rebuild your kernel:
# depmod
# mkinitcpio -p linux
== Systemd scripts ==
In the following steps you have to create some systemd scripts so that the ''vmblock'' driver can be used successfully.
Create the following files:
# creates the directory which is used by the vmblock driver
d /tmp/VMwareDnD 1777 root root
Description=Mount the vmblock device
Description=Mount the vmblock device
Then you have to enable the mount point in systemd:
  # systemctl enable proc-fs-vmblock-mountPoint.automount
== VMware user suid wrapper ==
The following script is responsible that you can resize the window of your virtual machine:
[Desktop Entry]
Name=VMWare User Agent
Comment=Enable Unity, DnD, etc.
== Disable unneeded drivers ==
The ''open-vm-tools-modules'' package installs a configuration file for the ''vmxnet'' driver. Either delete the following file or comment the contents:
To make sure the ''vmxnet'' driver doesn't get loaded create the following file:
blacklist vmxnet
== Enable shared folders ==
For shared folders to be working you need to have loaded the ''vmhgfs'' driver.
Simply add the following line to your fstab:
# enable shared folders
.host:/ /mnt/hgfs vmhgfs defaults,ttl=5 0 0
The shared folders will be mounted in ''/mnt/hgfs/''.
== Enable 3d accleration ==
To enable 3d acceleration go to ''Edit virtual machine settings'' -> ''Hardware'' -> ''Display'' and enable the checkbox for ''Accelerate 3D graphics''
== Fix for problems ==
=== Mouse not working as expected ===
If you have the problem that mouse clicks are not registered in some programs you can try the following: edit ''/etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/10-evdev.conf'' and comment out the section with the identifier ''evdev pointer catchall'' [[http://www.spinics.net/lists/xorg/msg53932.html xf86-input-vmmouse does not work expected]]

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