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Old 06-09-2005, 02:13 PM   #1
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Can't start X on a machine where users home are on an NFS share

Hi all,

I have a computer that mount the /home directory from a NFS share on a fileserver. In terminal mode everything works fine, I see the user folder, I can read and write files and so on. The problem arise if I try to log in X, it gives me the following error :

The home directory is set as /home/users/username but the directory does
not seem to exist.

It then suggest me to set my home as / which is not what I want.

Any idea, btw root cannot read that NFS share (because of permission)

Does that ring a bell anyone ?

Your help is very much appreciated

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Post your /etc/fstab

Old 06-10-2005, 01:37 PM   #3
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Thanks RK for the answer,

I am using autofs to mount that share so there is no entry for it in fstab.

my auto.master looks like this

/home yp:auto.home

I tried mounting it in fstab but I get the same error.

Thanks !



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