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Old 01-10-2008, 08:37 AM   #1
Leon W. Malinofsky
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How reset HOME directory in KDE under SuSE?

I have been trying for some time to change the HOME directory used by KDE, to make it a directory on a workgroup server rather than on the local machine. Right now the machine is a member of a domain, but we are simplifying our network by eliminating the domain controller soon and replacing it with a FreeBSD workgroup server on which user files will be kept for easy nightly backup. I have looked into XDG_HOME_DIR and other XDG variables; I have noticed issuing the "env" command notes that HOME=[local machine directory in /home/DOMAINNAME/username]. When I set the HOME variable to a different directory in .bashrc and restart KDE, the username can't log in-- trying just returns to the login screen. Is there a way to do this? And if there is, how do I specify a directory on a workgroup server (a server that shows as its defined workgroup when using Konqueror to browse Samba shares)? Most appreciative for pointers.


Leon Malinofsky
Old 01-12-2008, 04:55 PM   #2
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I would try NFS server. (NFS server running on server machine)

On client machine (NFS running)

Then in fstab:
[server ip address]:/directory on server /home/[username] nfs defaults 0 0

Or on command line:
mount [server ip address]:/directory on server /home/[username]


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