vmware can't start network service

Hello everyone
I just installed the newest kernel (5.7) on my system and failed to start vmware-networks.service

ā— vmware-networks.service - VMware Networks
     Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/system/vmware-networks.service; enabled; vendor preset: disabled)
     Active: failed (Result: exit-code) since Fri 2020-06-12 20:31:36 +0430; 12s ago
    Process: 3959 ExecStartPre=/sbin/modprobe vmnet (code=exited, status=1/FAILURE)
    Process: 3960 ExecStart=/usr/bin/vmware-networks --start (code=exited, status=1/FAILURE)

Jun 12 20:31:36 mtn-lap vmware-networks[3960]: Failed to start DHCP service on vmnet1
Jun 12 20:31:36 mtn-lap vmware-networks[3960]: Failed to start NAT service on vmnet8
Jun 12 20:31:36 mtn-lap vmware-networks[3960]: Failed to enable hostonly virtual adapter on vmnet8
Jun 12 20:31:36 mtn-lap vmware-networks[3960]: Failed to start DHCP service on vmnet8
Jun 12 20:31:36 mtn-lap vmware-networks[3960]: Failed to start some/all services
Jun 12 20:31:36 mtn-lap vmware-networks[3960]: Started Bridge networking on vmnet0
Jun 12 20:31:36 mtn-lap systemd[1]: vmware-networks.service: Control process exited, code=exited, status=1/FAILURE
Jun 12 20:31:36 mtn-lap vmnetBridge[3978]: Bridge process exiting.
Jun 12 20:31:36 mtn-lap systemd[1]: vmware-networks.service: Failed with result 'exit-code'.
Jun 12 20:31:36 mtn-lap systemd[1]: Failed to start VMware Networks.

Also this is journalctl :

Jun 12 20:31:35 mtn-lap vmnetBridge[3978]: Bridge process created.
Jun 12 20:31:35 mtn-lap vmnetBridge[3978]: RTM_NEWLINK: name:enp2s0 index:2 flags:0x00001003
Jun 12 20:31:35 mtn-lap vmnetBridge[3978]: RTM_NEWLINK: name:wlp3s0 index:3 flags:0x00011043
Jun 12 20:31:35 mtn-lap vmnetBridge[3978]: RTM_NEWROUTE: index:3
Jun 12 20:31:36 mtn-lap vmware-networks[3960]: Failed to enable hostonly virtual adapter on vmnet1
Jun 12 20:31:36 mtn-lap vmnet-dhcpd[3988]: exiting.
Jun 12 20:31:36 mtn-lap vmware-networks[3960]: Failed to start DHCP service on vmnet1
Jun 12 20:31:36 mtn-lap vmware-networks[3960]: Failed to start NAT service on vmnet8
Jun 12 20:31:36 mtn-lap vmware-networks[3960]: Failed to enable hostonly virtual adapter on vmnet8
Jun 12 20:31:36 mtn-lap vmnet-dhcpd[4001]: exiting.
Jun 12 20:31:36 mtn-lap vmware-networks[3960]: Failed to start DHCP service on vmnet8
Jun 12 20:31:36 mtn-lap vmware-networks[3960]: Failed to start some/all services
Jun 12 20:31:36 mtn-lap vmware-networks[3960]: Started Bridge networking on vmnet0
Jun 12 20:31:36 mtn-lap systemd[1]: vmware-networks.service: Control process exited, code=exited, status=1/FAILURE
-- Subject: Unit process exited
-- Defined-By: systemd
-- Support: https://archived.forum.manjaro.org/c/technical-issues-and-assistance
-- 
-- An ExecStart= process belonging to unit vmware-networks.service has exited.
-- 
-- The process' exit code is 'exited' and its exit status is 1.
Jun 12 20:31:36 mtn-lap vmnetBridge[3978]: Bridge process exiting.
Jun 12 20:31:36 mtn-lap systemd[1]: vmware-networks.service: Failed with result 'exit-code'.
-- Subject: Unit failed
-- Defined-By: systemd
-- Support: https://archived.forum.manjaro.org/c/technical-issues-and-assistance
-- 
-- The unit vmware-networks.service has entered the 'failed' state with result 'exit-code'.
Jun 12 20:31:36 mtn-lap systemd[1]: Failed to start VMware Networks.
-- Subject: A start job for unit vmware-networks.service has failed
-- Defined-By: systemd
-- Support: https://archived.forum.manjaro.org/c/technical-issues-and-assistance
-- 
-- A start job for unit vmware-networks.service has finished with a failure.
-- 

Any ideas?
I guess it's because kernel but I don't know how to fix this issue.

What is the output of the following commands?

sudo modprobe -a vmw_vmci vmmon
sudo dkms autoinstall
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Thank you SO MUCH
That worked perfectly
So i just needed to install dkms modules for the new kernel :slight_smile:

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Normally that happens automatically. Are you using the AUR version of vmware-workstation?

Yes
Is that a known bug?

Not that I am aware of.

Thanks anyway
Learned something new :slight_smile:

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