Fedora 9: dbus problems with /home on nfs

Anne Wilson cannewilson at googlemail.com
Mon Jul 14 12:07:33 UTC 2008

On Monday 14 July 2008 12:47:25 Tom Horsley wrote:
> On Mon, 14 Jul 2008 11:21:28 +0200
> David Jansen <jansen at strw.leidenuniv.nl> wrote:
> > Has anyone else seen this?
> I have noticed some kind of problem with logging in
> via GDM when I use a user with an NFS home, but never
> investigated exactly what the problem was because it
> is usually only by accident that I try it.
> I have no problem just getting a ssh shell for an NFS
> user, but trying to do the full blown GUI session
> login, something always seems to go wrong, and all or part
> of the expected interface never comes up.
> My solution is to avoid NFS like the plague - it always
> seems to screw up if you try to write any data across
> it. It can almost do reads reliably (except when it can't).

I've never tried using an nfs mount as my home directory, but I do have an nfs 
mount to my remote /home in fstab.  All important stuff is on there, so I 
read and write files regularly.  I've had no problems whatsoever with this.


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