No easy mounting of nfs shares (Maverick)

Thierry de Coulon tcoulon at
Sun Oct 3 22:28:01 UTC 2010


I am new to Ubuntu (but not to Linux) and to Gnome (used to use KDE before 4 
was forced on me).

I've set up 10.10 (RC as far as I know), I tried autofs to mount network 
shares but it does not seem to work (the mount points specified in 
auto.master are not created, ans reloading or restarting autofs does not 

Now my actual question is: why does "Places/Network access to Windows shares 
(Windows Network), of which I have none, but can't access nfs shares? In the 
same way, "Connect to server" offers anything but acces to nfs servers 
(unless it is though "Custom Location" and I could not find the right syntax 
(I get "You must enter a name for the server" whatever I try).

I have no problem connecting to the servers from MacOS X, and I had no problem 
doing it from Desktop links in KDE 3. KDE 4 let's me create the link but, as 
usual, it does not work ("only root can do that").

nfs being the logical *nix choice for a network, it's surprising that Linux 
distribution make it so difficult for the users to use it...


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