[Bug 1005235] [NEW] desktop forgets all settings when home directory is on NFS

Frank Denissen 1005235 at bugs.launchpad.net
Sun May 27 18:06:21 UTC 2012

Public bug reported:

I have installed Kubuntu Precise on two PC's: one laptop where the home
directory of the users is on the local drive and one desktop where the
home directory of the users is on a NFS4 mounted directory.

When I:
- mark a program as favourite in the menu
- add a widget to the canvas
- change the background in kpat
- change the icon of a map in dolphin
then all changes are executed on both installations and they all look fine on both PC's.
Note: the only exception is the icon of the map in dolphin: dolphin will never show the icon on the desktop PC.

But when I log out and log in again all my changes are lost on the
desktop PC and are preserved on the laptop PC.

So it looks like KDE refuses to store the desktop configuration changes when the home directory is a NFS mount.
I have tried to remove the $HOME/.kde and /var/tmp/kdecache* before logging in and making the desktop changes, but this has no effect.

This bug makes Kubuntu Precise almost unusable on a PC with a NFS-
mounted home directory. I'm willing to rebuild the packages myself if a
patch would be available ....

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
Package: kubuntu-desktop 1.254
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-24.39-generic 3.2.16
Uname: Linux 3.2.0-24-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.0.1-0ubuntu7
Architecture: amd64
Date: Sun May 27 19:48:19 2012
SourcePackage: kubuntu-meta
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

** Affects: kubuntu-meta (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: New

** Tags: amd64 apport-bug precise

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