WMware: vmmon in kernel not found


I'm trying installing Windows 10 in vmware on Manjaro Plasma. But I'm getting this error:

Could not open /dev/vmmon: No such file or directory.
Please make sure that the kernel module `vmmon' is loaded.

So I google a bit and some say to run the /etc/init.d/vmware start command. But it comes out with "No such files or directiry" error.


[storm@universe ~]$ inxi -Fxz
  Host: universe Kernel: 5.7.9-1-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc 
  v: 10.1.0 Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.19.3 Distro: Manjaro Linux 
  Type: Desktop Mobo: ASUSTeK model: PRIME X370-A v: Rev X.0x 
  serial: <filter> UEFI: American Megatrends v: 5222 date: 10/15/2019 
  Device-1: hidpp_battery_0 model: Logitech Wireless Solar Keyboard K750 
  charge: 100% status: Full 
  Device-2: hidpp_battery_1 
  model: Logitech Marathon Mouse/Performance Plus M705 
  charge: 55% (should be ignored) status: Discharging 
  Topology: 8-Core model: AMD Ryzen 7 1700X bits: 64 type: MT MCP 
  arch: Zen rev: 1 L2 cache: 4096 KiB 
  flags: avx avx2 lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm 
  bogomips: 108628 
  Speed: 2947 MHz min/max: 2200/3400 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 2913 
  2: 2806 3: 2813 4: 2970 5: 2811 6: 2803 7: 3484 8: 2809 9: 2805 10: 2798 
  11: 2797 12: 2806 13: 3409 14: 2805 15: 3004 16: 2954 
  Device-1: NVIDIA GP104 [GeForce GTX 1070] vendor: ASUSTeK driver: nvidia 
  v: 440.100 bus ID: 09:00.0 
  Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.8 driver: nvidia 
  resolution: 1920x1080~60Hz 
  OpenGL: renderer: GeForce GTX 1070/PCIe/SSE2 v: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 440.100 
  direct render: Yes 
  Device-1: NVIDIA GP104 High Definition Audio vendor: ASUSTeK 
  driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 09:00.1 
  Device-2: AMD Family 17h HD Audio vendor: ASUSTeK driver: snd_hda_intel 
  v: kernel bus ID: 0b:00.3 
  Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.7.9-1-MANJARO 
  Device-1: Qualcomm Atheros AR9227 Wireless Network Adapter driver: ath9k 
  v: kernel bus ID: 06:01.0 
  IF: wlp6s1 state: up mac: <filter> 
  Device-2: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet 
  vendor: ASUSTeK driver: r8169 v: kernel port: f000 bus ID: 07:00.0 
  IF: enp7s0 state: down mac: <filter> 
  Local Storage: total: 1.14 TiB used: 28.71 GiB (2.5%) 
  ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Samsung model: SSD 850 EVO 250GB size: 232.89 GiB 
  ID-2: /dev/sdb vendor: Toshiba model: DT01ACA100 size: 931.51 GiB 
  ID-1: / size: 227.77 GiB used: 11.57 GiB (5.1%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda5 
  ID-2: /home size: 915.89 GiB used: 17.14 GiB (1.9%) fs: ext4 
  dev: /dev/sdb1 
  System Temperatures: cpu: 48.8 C mobo: N/A gpu: nvidia temp: 50 C 
  Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A gpu: nvidia fan: 0% 
  Processes: 339 Uptime: 4h 34m Memory: 31.30 GiB used: 4.47 GiB (14.3%) 
  Init: systemd Compilers: gcc: 10.1.0 Shell: bash v: 5.0.18 inxi: 3.0.37 
[storm@universe ~]$ 


Did you follow the wiki?

/etc/init.d/vmware start

This command won't work on a systemd based distro like arch/Manjaro.
Services are managed by systemctl.

I dropped the idea, when I saw the price-tag on vmware and went with oracle virtual box instead.

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