Something did change I believe. I think this may be related: https://bugs.archlinux.org/task/34862Read from post #2287 to #2294 and it should make sensehttps://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?pid=1261545
For a noob I'd say you got pretty far The first part of your feedback seems to fit better in a bug-report then a forum post; as the open-vm-tools* seems to be a bit outdated and is missing all of archlinux' latest changes (such as persistent-net-rules).As for the 'no such device' message; what is the output of the vmware-hgfsclient command?
karol wrote:Arch doesn't provide debug information in the packages, you need to compile them yourself https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/De … l_settingsSee also e.g. https://mailman.archlinux.org/pipermail … 17012.htmlThe answer to this mail:https://mailman.archlinux.org/pipermail … 17024.htmlis promising.
The ArchLinux Wiki has the best documentation available and with the problems you describe here, if it does not suffice, ArchLinux is likely not for you.Everyone can install ArchLinux and most can use it, but it does require more from the user than Ubuntu and such.https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/The_Arch_Wayhttps://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Beginners%27_Guide