KDE and Homedirs on network share.

Gary L. Greene, Jr. greeneg at phoenuxos.com
Tue Dec 12 19:08:00 GMT 2006

On Tuesday 12 December 2006 14:22, Kevin Krammer wrote:
> On Tuesday 12 December 2006 16:36, Jiří Červenka wrote:
> > Hello,
> > I use pam_winbind for authetification a pam_mount for mounting homedirs
> > stored on w2k3 file server.
> > Homedir /home/user1 is mounted from \\server\users\user1
> > Everything seems to work fine until I try to start KDE.
> > When I run startx I receive this error:
> >
> > Could not read network conection list
> > /home/username/.DCOPserver_u116-0xl__0
> > please check if dcopserver is running
> >
> > Dcopserver is running
> [snip]
> > Can someone give me a hint where could be the problem a what should I do
> > to allow my network users to run KDE ?
> > I think that all problems mentioned above arise because cifs do not
> > support symlinks.
> > Is it posible to make KDE not to create symlinks in homedirs?
> The problem is that without symlinks the sockets created in .kde/sockets-*
> will be "on" the mounted filesystem which is even more unlikely to be
> supported by CIFS.
> Maybe there is an option for SAMBA to simulate symlinks when mounting the
> share.
> Another option would be to have the Linux home directory or at least the
> .kde subdirectory in an image which is formatted with a real file system
> and which is mounted through a loop device
> This image would then be part of the user's CIFS mounted home directory.
> Cheers,
> Kevin

Which the location of those are controllable via the $KDEHOME environment 

Gary L. Greene, Jr.
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