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Old 11-30-2002, 09:52 AM   #1
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Gnome multiple logins/shared profile

Does anyone know if it's possible to configure a profile to allow
multiple logins under the same ID using a shared home directory?
I'm currently running under RedHat 8.0 with gnome2.0...

I'm using an LDAP server for authentication and nfs to mount my
home directory.

When I log in from a different system in my home, it locks down the profiles, not allowing the other systems to access settings, forcing me to log off/back in to use it....

Thanks for any help!
Old 11-30-2002, 12:32 PM   #2
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Try looking into GConf, I expect gconf locks the gnome "registry" to prevent race conditions. Try talking to the guys in #gnome on GIMPNet or asking in
Old 11-30-2002, 01:00 PM   #3
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I don't think this will solve your problems, but, two users, same UID:
The thing is that all files are owned by a UID, not by a user name,
so you could give two "different" users the same UID, but whichever
one shows up first in the /etc/passwd file will be the only username that
is used, though you can log in as either user, and both users should have
the same permissions.
You would need to add a new user with the same UID, but I'm not sure
if LDAP allows such to occur. . . It's easy to edit /etc/passwd and
/etc/shadow, but I'm doubtful that that will change things in the LDAP


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