[Catalyst] Tutorial (in VMware) keeps losing ability to authenticate

Dan Lowe dan at tangledhelix.com
Sat Mar 2 14:54:17 GMT 2013

On Feb 21, 2013, at 8:32 PM, Tomas Doran <bobtfish at bobtfish.net> wrote:

> I'd guess the time in your VM is going crazy? (I.e. not getting updated)..
> Cookies (etc) are based on real time stamps - so if your VM gets very confused about the time, logins will stop working…
> Can you try just running 'date' inside and outside your VM - if these aren't close, that is almost certainly your issue..

Thanks for suggestions, everyone. This does seem to be what's happening (despite the fact that the VM is running ntpd). Even quite a while after un-sleeping the computer, the VM continues to have an incorrect date, so ntpd doesn't seem to be doing a very good job here.

An attempt to install VMware Tools for Linux turned out to be a headache (the VM doesn't have a number of things it wants, such as kernel header files). I abandoned that idea. I'll just shut down the VM before sleeping the machine, or maybe try to suspend the VM before sleep and see if that works just as well.


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