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Old 01-01-2004, 01:12 PM   #1
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Gnome login problem with mounted /home partition

I have a fat32 partition for my /home/steve directory which i have managed to allow all users rw access to. The problem is, when i try to log in as steve i get an error saying /home/steve/.gconf could not be found. It also mentions that the lock file could not be set at /home/steve/.gconf/%gconf-xml-backend.lock.ior. Ive tried logging in as root and sshing as the user steve, and i can read and write fine.

The corresponding line in my fstab is as follows:

/dev/hde5 /home/steve vfat defaults,users,umask=000,uid=steve,gid=users 1 0

I read somewhere that NFS and this lock file can cause conflicts, but the partition is local so that shouldnt be a problem should it?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Old 01-01-2004, 01:24 PM   #2
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just gessing: gnome is getting confused cause there's no rights management on a fat32 partition...
Old 01-02-2004, 10:41 AM   #3
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Ive tried deleting the .gconf directory and it is successfully recreating it on login so assume the umask in fstab is enough to set the rights.

The .xsession-errors I get only mention the gconf-sanity-check-2 failing. Does this mean that the first one is passing or is gconf-sanity-check-1 used for gconf 1?


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