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Thread: VMWare Workstation 14.0 - not enough physical memory (+other instabilities)

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    VMWare Workstation 14.0 - not enough physical memory (+other instabilities)

    I've been trying to get vmware workstation 14 up and running for days but it would just segfault when creating a new machine. Today I updated Ubuntu and it started working, but there was / is another issue with memory allocation. I have / had the same problem on Antergos and by looking at som vmware forums I found a patch and I "made" a crud way of applying it. Anyway, this will get you up and running! Working great!

    Code:
    sudo sucd /tmp
    cp /usr/lib/vmware/modules/source/vmmon.tar .
    tar xf vmmon.tar
    rm vmmon.tar
    wget https://raw.githubusercontent.com/mkubecek/vmware-host-modules/fadedd9c8a4dd23f74da2b448572df95666dfe12/vmmon-only/linux/hostif.c
    mv -f hostif.c vmmon-only/linux/hostif.c 
    tar cf vmmon.tar vmmon-only
    rm -fr vmmon-only
    mv -f vmmon.tar /usr/lib/vmware/modules/source/vmmon.tar 
    vmware-modconfig --console --install-all
    Another tip you should follow if you run intels onboard graphics is to enable 3D accelleration (adjust GFX memory to the guest machine accordingly) like a 7500U cpu is more than powerful enough for that. VMware does not allow this by default.

    add:

    Code:
    mks.gl.allowBlacklistedDrivers = TRUE
    in ~/.vmware/preferences

    Sources:
    https://communities.vmware.com/thread/571370
    https://github.com/mkubecek/vmware-h...t/fadedd9c8a4d
    https://communities.vmware.com/message/2708206#2708206
    https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/VMware
    Last edited by izznogooood; October 6th, 2017 at 07:54 PM.
    20 years ago I ran Gentoo, safe to say I was unemployed an had no wife/children...

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    Re: VMWare Workstation 14.0 - not enough physical memory (+other instabilities)

    life saver man thank you

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