You'll have issues if you install the VMware Tools on Slackware guests
VMware expects to see an /etc/pam.d directory, (you can just create this empty directory).
Theres a flaw is in the installation script which calls mkinitrd -h (expecting it to return help). On Slackware mkinitrd -h specifies the hibernation location. When/IF you decided to use VMware Tools on a Slackware guest
, you can edit the installation $NAME.pl file, and replace mkinitrd -h with mkinitrd --help.
Or, optionally, not use VMware tools at all. Slackware already includes a mouse and graphics driver for VMware guests. You will have to disable compositing in Xorg though if you expect to run KDE on the guest VM. Search this forum, its been posted a few times