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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'', ''open-vm-tools-modules'' and the graphics driver from the ''Community'' and ''Extra'' repository:
  # pacman -S open-vm-tools open-vm-tools-modules xf86-input-vmmouse xf86-video-vmware
If you're booting into a graphical target you're almost done. ''/etc/xdg/autostart/vmware-user.desktop'' will get started which will setup most of the things needed to work with the virtual machine.
If you're booting into ''multi-user.target'' then you need to enable the ''vmtoolsd.service'':
  # systemctl enable vmtoolsd.service
== Enable shared folders ==
For shared folders to be working you need to have loaded the ''vmhgfs'' driver.
Simply create the following systemd files:
Description=Load VMware shared folders
Description=Load VMware shared folders
Make sure that the folder ''/mnt/hgfs'' exists:
  # mkdir -p /mnt/hgfs
Enable the mount target with:
  # systemctl enable mnt-hgfs.automount
== 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]]
=== Network connection not working ===
Add the following line to your ''.vmx'' file:
  ethernet0.virtualDev = "vmxnet3"
More informations about the network adpater types can be found on the following page: [http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?cmd=displayKC&docType=ex&bbid=TSEBB_1295982031224&url=&stateId=1%200%20381138238&dialogID=381134132&docTypeID=DT_KB_1_1&externalId=1001805&sliceId=2&rfId= Choosing a network adapter for your virtual machine]

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