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Old 08-30-2006, 03:32 AM   #1
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vmware - adding user to vmware group messes things up ?!?


hi..i installed vmware-workstation using package manager (gentoo)...but everytime i add user to vmware group, it removes all other groups...really dont know what to do - maybe itis because there is nothing installed on it...do i have to install something like windows maybe as root on it...but if i add user still, will it still have the same trouble...i'd like other groups to still be available..
or do i have to make a new user to do that?
 
Old 08-30-2006, 07:11 AM   #2
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How are you adding them to the group?
 
Old 08-30-2006, 07:33 AM   #3
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with usermod -G vmware (username)
 
Old 08-30-2006, 07:34 AM   #4
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Hi what version of vmware workstation are you using
 
Old 08-30-2006, 07:41 AM   #5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by man usermod
-G, --groups GROUP1[,GROUP2,...[,GROUPN]]]
A list of supplementary groups which the user is also a member of. Each group is separated from the next by a comma, with no intervening whitespace. The groups are subject to the same restrictions as the group given with the -g option. If the user is currently a member of a group which is not listed, the user will be removed from the group. This behaviour can be changed via -a option, which appends user to the current supplementary group list.
So basically you need to either specify the existing groups as well, or use the a option with it
 
Old 08-30-2006, 07:45 AM   #6
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aaaa..i see...for some reason i dont have the -a option in usemod..thanks anyhow..
version is -5.5.1.19175-r3
 
Old 08-30-2006, 07:59 AM   #7
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however, the vmware-workstation i emerged...does not open even with the user being added to vmware group...is there a problem with the version...or am i still missing something?
 
Old 08-30-2006, 08:00 AM   #8
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Originally Posted by flipwhy
aaaa..i see...for some reason i dont have the -a option in usemod..thanks anyhow..
version is -5.5.1.19175-r3
really?

i couldn't find my version of usermod nor which package it belongs to, what does your
Code:
usermod --help
return? the first one for me is -a
 
Old 08-30-2006, 08:11 AM   #9
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thats what it says:

usermod [-u uid [-o]] [-g group] [-G group,...]
[-d home [-m]] [-s shell] [-c comment] [-l new_name]
[-f inactive] [-e expire] [-p passwd] [-L|-U] name
 
Old 08-30-2006, 08:12 AM   #10
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oo sorry..the version is for vmware-workstation...
which is still not working btw
 
Old 08-30-2006, 01:38 PM   #11
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well...i decided to not use the package manager and download the tar file and install it...it all worked fine...but just a question..about the license...i thought vmware was for free? why does it offer a 30 day free license period?
 
  


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