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    Default VMware Server 2

    I was looking to update to VMware Server 2 for my 11.1 Beta install & found a 64-bit version rpm; see: https://www.vmware.com/freedownload/login.php

    You have to login or setup an account; but it's free

    Now to see if it works
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    Default Re: VMware Server 2

    Quote Originally Posted by snakedriver View Post
    Now to see if it works
    jim@linux-wxyz:~> su
    Password:
    linux-6ecz:/home/jim # rpm -ihv /home/jim/VMware-server-2.0.0-116503.i386.rpm
    Preparing... ########################################### [100%]

    This VMware Server is built for the i386 architecture and is incompatible
    with your platform's x86_64 architecture. This version of 'VMware Server'
    won't be installed.


    error: %pre(VMware-server-2.0.0-116503.i386) scriptlet failed, exit status 1
    error: install: %pre scriptlet failed (2), skipping VMware-server-2.0.0-116503
    linux-6ecz:/home/jim # rpm -ihv /home/jim/VMware-server-2.0.0-116503.x86_64.rpm
    Preparing... ########################################### [100%]
    1:VMware-server ########################################### [100%]

    The installation of VMware Server 2.0.0 for Linux completed successfully.
    You can decide to remove this software from your system at any time by
    invoking the following command: "rpm -e VMware-server".

    Before running VMware Server for the first time, you need to
    configure it for your running kernel by invoking the
    following command: "/usr/bin/vmware-config.pl".

    Enjoy,

    --the VMware team
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    Default Re: VMware Server 2

    This has been a real interesting afternoon. The Vmware Server docs say that the setup is intuitive -- not for me, lots of reading to be done.

    When you do "/usr/bin/vmware-config.pl", you have only just begun

    Let me help you along:

    When you type "vmware" in a terminal, you are most likely going to get a browser open with https://127.0.0.1:8333/ui/# as an address and a blank page.

    I copied that to Firefox & Firefox told me of a missing certificate, which I went through the process and loaded it.

    Next, you have to login; I could only login as openSUSE "root"; once in, I added my username.

    In Firefox, I found that there was a VMware "help" tab; open that in a new "tab". It's all there, but, you have to get to it.

    I had no problem setting up my new VM, Note that there is a tab "console", you will need to install a "plugin" to continue -- just click on it & then click on get the plugin.

    Once you have the VM installed and console plugin, you can insert the guest OS and "power on".

    Remember the help tab

    Have fun...
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    I've been trying to get vmware server 2.0 to work with opensuse 10.2. I can get to the login screen in the web browser, but every time I try to enter 'root' and my system root password it says "Login failed due to a bad username or password." Any ideas?

    thanks,
    Matt

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    Quote Originally Posted by itsayellow View Post
    I've been trying to get vmware server 2.0 to work with opensuse 10.2. I can get to the login screen in the web browser, but every time I try to enter 'root' and my system root password it says "Login failed due to a bad username or password." Any ideas?

    thanks,
    Matt
    I really don't know enough to be giving out instructions with this new stuff

    Try turning off the firewall & see if you can login.

    When you did "/usr/bin/vmware-config.pl", it IDed some ports like 9xx, 8xxx (on mine there were two of those 8xxx ones) -- I opened all those in the firewall in both TDP & UDP.

    I have a good install of winxp; but my network is slower than the seven year itch -- my only problem so far.

    Good luck...
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    Im trying the same at Matt/itsayellow on Suse 10.2 with VMWare server 2.0.0-116503

    I'm getting the same problem with the web UI refusing to validate
    either root, or any other user.

    I attempted to create a 'vmware' user and configure vmware to
    run at that, and login as that, but no joy.

    I also attempted to configure vmware to run as root, but no joy.

    I also tries restarting xinetd and vmware before trying.

    I have searched the web for solutions, but nothing seem to remedy the situation, even google translating stuff in a dozen languages.

    Seems like the web UI refuses to validate the user/pwd no matter what.




    Any hint would be appreciated

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    Quote Originally Posted by HansHenrik View Post
    Any hint would be appreciated
    Have you added yourself (username) to the Vbox usergroup?

    Yast > Security & Users > User & Group Mngt > Highlight your name > Edit > Details tab > Then in the window on the right, tick "vboxuxers" > save out of all that.

    That has to be done in the earlier versions...
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    itsayellow NNTP User

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    Thanks for the tips, snakedriver, but opening all the ports in my firewall doesn't help.

    And I think vboxusers is for another product? Or am I wrong?

    thanks again, I may go complain on the vmware website
    Matt

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    itsayellow NNTP User

    Default Re: VMware Server 2

    I found the answer!
    VMware Communities: Cannot Login after install - OpenSUSE ...

    I changed the text in the file etc/pam.d/vmware-authd from pam_unix.so to pam_unix2.so, and rebooted my machine. Then I could login as root!

    hope this helps,
    Matt

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