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RE: [K12OSN] IceWM, Gnome & Nautilus FRUSTRATIONS



you should compare the /etc/passwd file on all your
machines to see if the users have the same uid and gid
on each machine.  See this page for reference:

http://publibn.boulder.ibm.com/doc_link/en_US/a_doc_lib/files/aixfiles/passwd.htm

If they don't match up, I think you can manually edit
/etc/passwd on one machine to make it match the
others, but I might be wrong about that.  Maybe
somebody else can confirm.

-Rob

--- Jim Kronebusch <jim winonacotter org> wrote:
> > No LDAP. Just exporting /home and mounting via
> NFS. 
> > This used to work!  What happened with FC3?
> 
> I am guessing that when you first set this up you
> imported the same list
> of users in the same order on all of the machines,
> so luckily your UID's
> were all identical on each box.  But now that they
> have been upgraded
> maybe they don't match anymore.  
> 
> Find a specific user and see if the user ID matches
> on all of the
> machines.  If it doesn't there is the answer, if it
> does, then on to the
> next theory.  Regardless I think it is somewhat
> dangerous to run a
> multi-server setup without some sort of central user
> authentication/syncronization.  From what I know
> anyhow.
> 
> Maybe someone out here has a quick tip on what to
> move from the server
> exporting /home to be sure UID's, GID's and password
> match on all
> servers.  
> 
> How about root?  I would think the root user would
> match on all servers.
> Can root log and see icons?
> 
> Did you verify that /home is indeed being mounted
> correctly on
> subsequent servers?
> 
> 
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