Hi there, I’m new to arch flavoured distros and I have run into an issue that leaves me puzzled.
The one way to recreate it - albeit not every time - is for me to boot / resume a linux VM in vmware, work on it, suspend and then close vmware.
What happens next is I notice loss of network connection (which I realised when steam client would take forever to load), however it’s not manifested by wifi dropping or any information from the network interfaces.
I then try to read journal to see what’s what and that is when I run
sudo journalctl ... and sudo is stuck. Does not ask for password, but does not do anything. Plus I cannot ^C from it. Terminal simply stops responding.
Overall system responsiveness deteriorates until a point where I reboot it and that’s where I am hit by stop jobs, so the reboot is not possible.
And here’s journalctl output from boot that exhibited the issue.
journalctl - it’s rather long, sorry about that.
so… hello again and thanks!
This issue happens on the vmware host?
If so, how did you install vmware?
Hi, yes, it’s on vmware host.
I have installed vmware using vmware .bundle file from vmware’s website.
That is not a good way to install on an Arch-based distro. It will cause challenges and be broken when the kernel version updates.
I would recommend fully uninstalling it using the bundle and then installing the AUR package,
vmware-workstation instead. It uses a dkms module and has patches to improve compatibility.
Great, will do. Already started reading about it. Thanks.
Back here already. quit vmware and lo and behold, sudo stuck when trying to uninstall it.
Here’s journalctl: http://ix.io/4Ltu
hi @dalto so I have another journal from after last time when I closed vmware to uninstall it.
http://ix.io/4LvZ - is there anything apparent sticking out?
found out that there were processes stuck in D state. Anyway - will be uninstalling vmware’s bundle and installing it from AUR and will be monitoring if the issue is back.