I recently installed the XFCE edition of Manajaro on VMware Workstation. The install itself was painless, but I ended up needing to make a few tweaks before everything worked as expected on VMware. This guide will walk you through the changes that were made.
List of Tweaks
Install Development Packages
Not all of them are necessary, but without fail I'll eventually need them.
sudo pacman -S pacman-contrib base-devel sudo neovim zsh
paru command gives you access to the AUR repository that we'll need later.
cd ~ git clone https://aur.archlinux.org/paru.git cd paru makepkg -si
Configure the Kernel for VMware
sudo vi /etc/mkinitcpio.conf # Change this line: # MODULES="" # To this line: MODULES="vsock vmw_vsock_vmci_transport vmw_balloon vmw_vmci vmwgfx" # Exit the file and run the following commands: sudo mkinitcpio -P sudo grub-mkconfig -o /boot/grub/grub.cfg sudo reboot
Fix the Scroll Wheel
For some reason the scroll wheel is always wonky. The
imwheel command can fix it so the scroll wheel behaves as expected.
paru -S imwheel
You'll also need this to start at boot. Taken from here:
mkdir -p ~/.config/systemd/user/ vi ~/.config/systemd/user/imwheel.service
Add the following to the file above:
[Unit] Description=IMWheel Wants=display-manager.service After=display-manager.service [Service] Type=simple Environment=XAUTHORITY=%h/.Xauthority ExecStart=/usr/bin/imwheel -d ExecStop=/usr/bin/pkill imwheel RemainAfterExit=yes [Install] WantedBy=graphical-session.target
Now enable the service:
systemctl --user daemon-reload systemctl --user enable --now imwheel journalctl --user --unit imwheel
That should get a few of the VMware oddities out of the way. Have fun!