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.