Originally Posted by belgampaul
It's a really great step-by-step on how to install the vmware-server. And it worked for me nearly perfectly. All seems to be properly installed and working apart from one little detail:
everytime i try to login to the server either with a web browser or console as root i get the nasty error message "Permission denied: Login incorrect" and i have no idea this happens.
i succeed to log in as another user but than i have no control of the server.
this is what i found in the /var/log/vmware-mui/error_log :
Tue Jul 25 09:08:44 2006] [warn] Invalid session key (1) .\n
[Tue Jul 25 09:08:45 2006] [vmware error] VMware::Management::Util line 173: -4: Permission denied: Login (username/password) incorrect
[Tue Jul 25 09:08:45 2006] [vmware error] VMware::Management::SxLogin line 177: -4: Permission denied: Login (username/password) incorrect
During installation i had no problems and stuck to this howto.
Any thoughts how to debug this?
Did you use the user "root" and your root password? You must enable the root user in Ubuntu, you can not use sudo like it is used normally in ubuntu.