I am having an issue with direct rendering using the VMWare player that is traced to the user not being in the video group on the system. We are using NIS so our user accounts are not local to the system and thus not in the video group. I do not want to reconfigure NIS to push out system groups, so I was going to use PAM to add all users to the video and some other groups. I am having trouble getting it to work…
I have added the following line to /etc/pam.d/login
auth optional pam_group.so
I have added the following line to /etc/security/group.conf
;;*;Al0000-2400;users audio video storage
When I log in with an NIS user account, I still get the direct rendering error in VMware. We are running KDE and are using kdm as the login manager. I copied /etc/pam.d/xdm to /etc/pam.d/kdm and added the same line as in login, but still did not work. Anyone have any ideas or suggestions?