FC5 / Ubuntu home directory sharing without sharing session information
Here's a challenge. My main machine runs FC5, and I've set it up to export /home using NFS. I've just installed Ubuntu 6.06 on my laptop and I've managed to configure it to mount /home using the NFS share /home exported from my FC5 box.
However, I've run into some issues. My gnome session doesn't work perfectly - probably because I've got a dual-head setup on my FC5 box and only one head on the laptop. What I'd like to do is to find some way to use machine-specific session data files, but use the shared files from NFS for other data - documents, program settings, and so forth.
Any ideas how I could do this?
On both systems, as root, do this:
Then in either system, create a symbolic link to each setting file:
Then log into user1 on each system and make the settings changes. (Which will also test if it actually works.)
If all goes well, you should have a "common" /home containing pointers to the local setting files which will be available only when running on the specific system.
The key is to have the symbolic link point to a file that will exist and have the same location in the local file structure for each different physical system. That way the link will be valid on either system.
Disclaimer: While I think this should work, I haven't tried it.
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