Roaming User Profiles

Dylan dylan at
Thu Jun 20 00:10:05 BST 2002

On Wednesday 19 June 2002 20:31, Christian Müller wrote:
> Am Dienstag, 18. Juni 2002 22:33 schrieb Kevin Krammer:
> > On Tuesday, 18. June 2002 22:17, Dolson,Joan \[PYR\] wrote:
> > > Our users move to different Linux workstations frequently depending on
> > > which "desk" they are manning on a particular day. They would like to
> > > save their KDE desktop settings and retrieve them on whichever machine
> > > they are using for the day so that their applications automatically
> > > start up on the particular KDE desktop and position that they like. We
> > > are using Red Hat Linux 7.2 with KDE 2.2-10 and the applications they
> > > run are non-KDE apps. We have about 25 users who rotate between 8
> > > workstations and only one administrator so we would like to find a way
> > > to centralize saving and retrieving the desktop settings.
> >
> > If the logon to machines on the same network, you can easily have the
> > home directories on a server and mount them vai NFS.
> >
> > User specific settings of programs are always saved to the suers home
> > directory, so this is independend of KDE.
> But is there a way the secure this against concurrent accesses,
> e.g. if one user is logged into two workstations at once?
> Wouldn't there otherwise be a certain risk of data corruption?
> Cheers,
When logging in to a second terminal not remembering that another is logged 
in, I've found that KDE crashes out with a ?DCOP error - thus preventing 
login. And no, it shouldn't lead to to data corruption/loss because if a file 
is already open/in use it should be locked by the owning process (hence 
crash, perchance?)

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