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Old 01-25-2009, 07:42 AM   #1
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Anybody Get VMware Server 2.0.0 and Slackware 12.2 to Work


I've a brand new installation of Slackware 12.2 with a brand new installation of VMware Server 2.0.0 (that won't let me get past the log in). After much teeth grinding and more than a few choice phrases I'm ready to give up and try going back to 1.x.

Has anyone managed to get 2.x working and I'd really appreciate knowing what you had to do so it would?

Thanks.
 
Old 01-25-2009, 07:45 AM   #2
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I've a brand new installation of Slackware 12.2 with a brand new installation of VMware Server 2.0.0 (that won't let me get past the log in). After much teeth grinding and more than a few choice phrases I'm ready to give up and try going back to 1.x.

Has anyone managed to get 2.x working and I'd really appreciate knowing what you had to do so it would?

Thanks.
Perhaps this can help you:

http://hangdog.pihl.no-ip.org/index....d=49&Itemid=62


/Thomas
 
Old 01-25-2009, 08:25 AM   #3
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I just upgraded my rig to 12.2 (a clean install) and can vouch that the instructions TL_CLD linked to are still good. To get past the login, you need the PAM libraries installed and since Slackware doesn't come with PAM, you need to install them yourself.
 
Old 01-25-2009, 12:48 PM   #4
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An ah-ha! moment -- forgot all about PAM (that was on the pre-clean-install system).

Thanks you both.
 
Old 01-26-2009, 12:31 AM   #5
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sorry what does PAM mean?
I didn't listen about it before :-|

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Old 01-26-2009, 05:25 AM   #6
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PAM is an acronym for Pluggable Authentication Modules; this link leads to a brief (really!) explanation of what PAM is and why it exists http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/libs/pam/whatispam.html
 
Old 04-15-2009, 05:19 PM   #7
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i followed these instructions but when I run the command "vmware" the following web page pops up:

Secure Connection Failed

127.0.0.1:8333 uses an invalid security certificate.

The certificate is not trusted because it is self signed.
The certificate is only valid for darkstar

(Error code: sec_error_ca_cert_invalid)


Isnt this what PAM was supposed to fix? Where am I going wrong here?
 
Old 04-15-2009, 05:37 PM   #8
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Are you running from a prompt or are you going through your browser? VMware 2.x does not start from the command line (without a whole bunch of arguments) and you need to go through a login and password sequence; try http://yoursystemname.domain:8333 in a browser -- and "8333" may not be the right port (I don't have access to the VMware machine right now, it may be a different port number, check the instructions).
 
Old 04-15-2009, 05:52 PM   #9
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I forced firefox to accept the certificate and I made it to the login screen. But what is my user name and password. I was never asked to enter this during install. After some googling I found out that I should be using my user name and password for slackware but that doesnt work. Root and roots password doesnt work either.
 
Old 04-16-2009, 07:20 AM   #10
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How did you install VMware? If you followed the documented procedure it should have asked you for a user to run under. THAT is the username and password you need.
 
Old 05-08-2009, 04:31 PM   #11
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Use VirtualBox by Sun. You'll be happier.
 
  


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