LinuxQuestions.org
Share your knowledge at the LQ Wiki.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Slackware
User Name
Password
Slackware This Forum is for the discussion of Slackware Linux.

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 05-22-2007, 03:02 PM   #31
lord-fu
Member
 
Registered: Apr 2005
Location: Ohio
Distribution: Slackware && freeBSD
Posts: 676

Rep: Reputation: 30

Yeh the first time I did it, it was kinda rough, but the second time was way easy and been running ever since, I run Fedora(for Nagios) and FreeBSD(DNS, MySQL replication etc) within it.
Back to the question(sorry OP not trying to steal thread) I asked at the beggining of this thread, why the any to any patch... I run a very new kernel > 2.6.15 usually and never had issues. Just asking...don't know if there is someting I am missing err.

@Chuck56 When you reboot, do you have to rerun vmware-config.pl or? I can't seem to have vmmon and the devices load, although they are present... just asking.
 
Old 05-22-2007, 04:55 PM   #32
jong357
Senior Member
 
Registered: May 2003
Location: Columbus, OH
Distribution: DIYSlackware
Posts: 1,914

Rep: Reputation: 52
You need an any-any update if your running a new kernel. 2.6.15 is hardly new. vmware craps out when trying to build the modules if your running 2.6.20 or 2.6.21... Thus the any-any update fixes this.
 
Old 05-22-2007, 05:35 PM   #33
lord-fu
Member
 
Registered: Apr 2005
Location: Ohio
Distribution: Slackware && freeBSD
Posts: 676

Rep: Reputation: 30
Shows how in tune I stay with kernel series. Been on 2.6.15 for about a year on my desktop. I do have 2.6.21 on my laptop....woohoo!
 
Old 05-22-2007, 05:40 PM   #34
Chuck56
Member
 
Registered: Dec 2006
Location: Colorado
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 421

Rep: Reputation: 58
Quote:
Originally Posted by lord-fu
When you reboot, do you have to rerun vmware-config.pl or? I can't seem to have vmmon and the devices load, although they are present... just asking.
That happened to me on a couple of my early installs. It doesn't happen anymore. I don't remember the specific fix but my notes around that time had me focused on PAM by creating links to the VMWare PAM files ( pam_unix_acct.so & pam_unix_auth ) after adding the directory /lib/security. It also may have been the way I set up the init.d directories under rc.d instead of directly under etc.

Last edited by Chuck56; 05-22-2007 at 05:42 PM.
 
Old 05-25-2007, 08:18 AM   #35
Micah
Member
 
Registered: Apr 2002
Location: OK, USA
Distribution: Slackware64 14
Posts: 180

Rep: Reputation: 31
I've gotten VMWare to work... I had to do a:
Code:
 # mkdir /etc/pam.d
and also I left the init.d files in UNTIL After I got it running. Securities I had a tough time with as I connect from other machines and outside of my network but I have it working =D -- Works after reboot too.

the above script looks promising too.
(I think I have all my steps documented if interested.)
 
Old 05-25-2007, 10:44 AM   #36
lord-fu
Member
 
Registered: Apr 2005
Location: Ohio
Distribution: Slackware && freeBSD
Posts: 676

Rep: Reputation: 30
@Micah If you want to post your steps that would be cool, I have vmware working just have to rerun configure after every reboot(which thankfully is not often), but I think with what you and Chuck56 have said it is a pam issue, I can figure it out over the long weekend.
I followed this guide the last time I set it up.

Thank you.
 
Old 06-02-2007, 05:16 PM   #37
adriv
Member
 
Registered: Nov 2005
Location: Diessen, The Netherlands
Distribution: Slackware 14.1
Posts: 659

Rep: Reputation: 38
On the Slackware newsgroup I saw a very good and clear tutorial about setting up VMWare Server on Slackware 11: http://slackworld.berlios.de/2007/vmware.html
 
Old 06-11-2007, 04:49 PM   #38
lord-fu
Member
 
Registered: Apr 2005
Location: Ohio
Distribution: Slackware && freeBSD
Posts: 676

Rep: Reputation: 30
Hello,

Sorry to repost to a couple week old thread. I had a chance to reconfigure vmware server on my desktop and this time, did everything under /etc/rc.d and this fixed the problem of needing to recompile after reboot.

I also had a chance to upgrade the kernel to 2.6.21 and indeed needed to run the any-to-any patch.

Just wanted to update, thanks all.

Last edited by lord-fu; 06-12-2007 at 01:22 PM.
 
Old 06-11-2007, 11:33 PM   #39
digitalboy74
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2004
Location: Matrix
Distribution: slack currrent
Posts: 61

Rep: Reputation: 16
For vmware, you need vmware-any-any-updateX

Google that or try this link

http://www.vmware.com/community/thre...threadID=26693
 
Old 06-12-2007, 01:22 PM   #40
lord-fu
Member
 
Registered: Apr 2005
Location: Ohio
Distribution: Slackware && freeBSD
Posts: 676

Rep: Reputation: 30
Quote:
For vmware, you need vmware-any-any-updateX

Google that or try this link

http://www.vmware.com/community/thre...threadID=26693
Not sure what the point of that is?
 
Old 06-12-2007, 02:20 PM   #41
jong357
Senior Member
 
Registered: May 2003
Location: Columbus, OH
Distribution: DIYSlackware
Posts: 1,914

Rep: Reputation: 52
We've already covered this, to both of you... He is talking about the any-any update you already aplied. In this case, X = 110
 
Old 06-12-2007, 03:16 PM   #42
lord-fu
Member
 
Registered: Apr 2005
Location: Ohio
Distribution: Slackware && freeBSD
Posts: 676

Rep: Reputation: 30
I know we did, thats why I asked why it was being covered again.
I simply added to the post what I did to fix recompiles after reboots, and reiterated what you said about the any to any patch.

Last edited by lord-fu; 06-12-2007 at 03:19 PM.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
VMware on Slackware 10 petr_ Linux - Software 3 08-08-2006 07:22 AM
Slackware - VMWare rrz1989 Slackware 1 05-14-2006 05:09 AM
VMware under Slackware Padawan.AVT Linux - Software 1 02-25-2006 05:28 AM
Slackware onto vmware guldo Slackware 8 11-23-2005 05:09 PM
Slackware 10 and VMware hairysocks Linux - Networking 4 09-27-2004 11:10 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:55 PM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration