Password incorrect when logging into VMWare Server on Slackware

If you can not login to the VMWare Server web frontend, it may be due to a PAM problem, please see the Other knowledgebase article about how to install the PAM libraries.

Once installed you will need to alter the PAM library paths that VMware uses in /etc/pam.d/vmware-authd.slack and create a new PAM file called /etc/pam.d/other with the following content:

auth required /lib/security/ shadow nullok
auth required /lib/security/
account required /lib/security/

You will need to restart VMWare server for any changes to take effect. Also check the logs for PAM errors.

Last updated: 25/02/2010