[K12OSN] Icon / Theme weirdness

Petre Scheie petre at maltzen.net
Thu Feb 3 14:12:50 UTC 2005

Some things to look at, in no particular order: Can she create files in her home 
directory when it's mounted on 3?  Should she be getting the Blue Curve  icons, 
etc. by default when she logs in on 3?  I don't know the specific files that 
control Gnome's look that would be in her home directory, but can she change 
them by hand, change permissions on them by hand, etc.?  When she tries that (or 
you try it logged in as her), does chmod produce an error?  Or does it return no 
error, but permissions of the files don't change?  Or do they change, but she 
still can't change the icons through some graphical method?  Since it's working 
for everyone else's account, you might consider saving her data files off 
somewhere, wiping out her account, recreate the account, see if the problem is 
fixed, then copy her data files back in, and then check it again.  I've 
occassionally run into situations where a user somehow created a file in his 
home directory that caused problems sort of like this.


John Baillie wrote:
> Yes, I see what you are getting at. It's a permissions issue. The
> permissions of and in her home directory look correct. 
> All the accounts are created on server_1  then a script copies
> /etc/passwd
> /etc/shadow
> /etc/group
> /etc/hosts
> /etc/samba/smbpasswd
> over to server 2 & 3 so it's not a permissions variance between servers.
> John
> From: Petre Scheie <petre maltzen net>
> ________________________________________________________________________
> What are the file permissions in the teacher's $HOME when it's mounted
> on server 3?
> Petre
> John Baillie wrote:
>         Hello,
>         We've got a small problem and I can't quit figure out what's going on.
>         Here's the scenario:
>         Three Servers.
>         Home is nfs mounted off server_1
>         Mrs. Teacher logs on to her terminal which is connected to
>         server 3
>         Her desktop theme is generic Gnome icons and such and she cannot
>         change her icon set.
>         Mrs. Teacher logs on to either server_1 or server_2 and she has
>         the nice bluecurv icons and she can change her icon set.
>         Other users can customize their theme icons on server_3
>         Any ideas?
>         Thanks
>         John
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