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Re: [K12OSN] IceWM, Gnome & Nautilus FRUSTRATIONS



On Thu, 2005-04-28 at 15:26, richard ingalls wrote:
> What USED to work:
> - RedHat8.0 based K12LTSP (3.0.0) server; serving
> /home out to other LTSP servers (all RH8).  No
> problems.
> - upgraded the OTHER classroom machines to FC3 based
> K12LTSP (4.2.0); everything still worked fine
> 
> THEN
> -upgraded the /home server to FC3 (4.2.0); did a
> complete FRESH install
> 
> NOW students can only log in at the one classroom
> where the /home server is.  If they log in at the
> other classrooms, they get the IceWM bar at the bottom
> of the screen, but NO desktop ICONS and NO file
> manager.  ALSO, they can't even USE any of the buttons
> on the taskbar.  Clicking on one results in NOTHING
> happening.  NO Firefox, no OpenOffice... nada.

This sounds like they can't access their home directories.
How do you handle the uids between the different machines - do
you use LDAP, NIS, copied passwd files or what, and could that
have broken when you upgraded the machine serving /home?  The
uid numbers must match for each login between the machine
serving and mounting the NFS /homes.  If you allow root to
log in from a terminal, does that work everywhere?  If that
isn't the problem and you just can't access the icons and
launchers, what happens if you start nautilus by hand (open
an xterm and type 'nautilus').

-- 
  Les Mikesell
   les futuresource com



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