Re: GNOME user question

I don't think anybody has the situation you're in.  It's not recommended
people do that since you never guarantee something doesn't get messed
up.  Have you considered using a VNC model instead?  Give a generic
environment and then let them vnc into their desktop?  Alternatively,
you could export the desktop on the main one (GNOME has a VNC server
built in) and then connect to it from another machine.

This sounds like a better setup than what you're describing.  We can
take this off line as I don't think it directly contribute to developing
GNOME as it's a topic of system administration.


On Tue, 2006-08-08 at 09:32 -0400, Virden, Larry W. wrote:
> I'm working in an sparc solaris environment. We store all of our login
> directory files on a distributed networked file server, and have our
> "home" directory automounting in a way that we can use any sparc to
> login and we will see all our files.
> The problem is this - users at times have need to lock their screens,
> leave the area, and then, when at another part of the facilities, log
> into the system and use GNOME.
> Usually, this works okay. Of course, GNOME pops up a box warning the
> user that since the files are already in use, there will be problems if
> they attempt to save things. But if the user is careful not to change
> panels, their screen savers, etc. they can use other apps, get to a web
> browser, etc.
> However, occasionally, during the login process, something goes awry,
> and the user either doesn't get to login at all, or the environment they
> do get is unusable (no input accepted, etc.)
> Has anyone tried something similar to this and figured out what causes
> the occasional pain? The only solution, when the incomplete environment
> is encountered, is to get someone to reboot the original logged in
> account and then to reboot the second machine.
> Thanks for your considerations.
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