Fedora 9: dbus problems with /home on nfs
ja at jaa.org.uk
Mon Jul 14 20:01:05 UTC 2008
On Mon, 2008-07-14 at 20:39 +0100, John Austin wrote:
> On Mon, 2008-07-14 at 08:06 -0430, Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:
> > On Mon, 2008-07-14 at 13:07 +0100, Anne Wilson wrote:
> > > 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.
> > For years I ran a lab of 30-50 workstations all mounting /home from a
> > couple of NFS servers. This was on several generations of NFS in the
> > original Sun versions, and though we did consider alternatives such as
> > AFS or even Coda from time to time, none of them ever looked like
> > realistic alternatives in our environment. IIRC the problems tended to
> > be much more with NIS (Yellow Pages) than NFS.
> > poc
> I have been using NFS for many years for /home at least
> as long ago as Redhat 9
> Currently using
> autofs, NIS, NFS for /home on F9 x86-64 and F8 i386 and x86-64
> Often logged in on several different machines using the same account !
> No problems
> I just don't believe that NFS is the problem !!
> I'm using kdm and not gdm
> and NetworkManager is not involved !!
I back-track somewhat on the above !!!!
All my clients are F8/9 but the server is F5 !!!!
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