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Re: [K12OSN] IceWM, Gnome & Nautilus FRUSTRATIONS



Richard,

Sounds like maybe /home really isn't mounted.  Or like
Les said, maybe the uid's don't match up right.  Try
this:

At the login screen on the server that you're having
trouble with, try to log in a user.  I expect that
you're going to have the same situation as if you
tried to log that user in at a terminal.  Then hit
ctrl-alt-f2 for a shell login prompt.  Try again to
log in a user.  Watch for a message that says
something like "home directory can't be found, using
temporary home..."  At least that's the error my
Mandrake box gives if I try to log in while /home is
not mounted.

Anyway, I think you'll probably get some kind of
error, and I think that the gui login is probably
hiding that error from you.

-Rob


--- richard ingalls <aslansreturn yahoo com> 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 used to work beautifully with RH8.  I bragged
> about how little I had to work on this Linux-based
> classroom network (all 4 classrooms).  NOW, I've
> spent
> weeks trying to make this "new" supposed upgrade
> work.
>  AAAAAAARGH!
> 
> Doesn't ANYONE have an ALL FC3 network serving /home
> out to other FC3 boxes?  Can't someone tell me what
> is
> happening and HOW to fix it?  I'm beginning to HATE
> Fedora Core 3, and I don't want to.  I think it's
> eye
> candy appeal is worth it to convince people about
> the
> validity of Linux.  BUT no amount of eye candy is
> worth this TROUBLE!
> 
> 

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