Is the section about using DKMS to compile the kernel modules still valid? There is open-vm-tools-dkms in the community repository which seems to be the same thing. I don't know how to use DKMS yet so it would be nice if someone with experience on using DKMS could update the corresponding section. --BertiBoeller (talk) 11:33, 2 October 2012 (UTC)
Anyone else experienced random kernel crashes when shutting down a VM? The stack trace always mentions XFS(which I use), but is never consistent. I'm on 9.0.0. Going to try upgrading to 9.0.1 to see if that helps it. --Earlz (talk) 23:03, 26 December 2012 (UTC)
Broken on Linux 3.11-1
I get compiler errors when compiling the kernel modules. This appears to be the fix: http://mysticalzero.blogspot.dk/2013/07/vmblock-patch-for-linux-311-rc1-vmware.html --Earlz (talk) 14:15, 25 September 2013 (UTC)
- Hi Earlz - Please file a bug report at https://bugs.archlinux.org/ - this way the developers will be able to respond quickly. DarkCerberus 16:10, 25 September 2013 (UTC)
Point 7 on does not work on installation
> # vmware-modconfig --console --install-all
This command does not work.
The Wiki says you can savely ignore the error message about vmware not beeing able to detect rc-style directory
you can not! As soon you try to compile the kernel module vmware wants to stop the services and does not find his service files.
So the installation is broken at this point