KDE and Homedirs on network share.

Jiří Červenka cervenka at sps-pi.cz
Tue Dec 12 19:52:38 GMT 2006

Kevin Krammer napsal(a):
> 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

Could you be more specific?
How to create an image and how to mount it?

have a nice day,
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