[ILUG] Suggestions for Windows to Linux desktop migration.
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Wed Dec 12 15:13:19 GMT 2012
On Wed, Dec 12, 2012 at 2:50 PM, Ruairi Hickey <Ruairi.Hickey at collon.ie> wrote:
> On Wednesday 12 December 2012 13:00:31 Steven Kavanagh wrote:
>> When you say that you have issues with the office tools can you be a little
>> bit more specific?
Can't open docs from the share without copying them to the local machine first.
>> On Wed, Dec 12, 2012 at 12:49 PM, Conor O'Gorman <i at conorogorman.net> wrote:
>> > On Wed, 2012-12-12 at 12:18 +0000, Harry Duncan wrote:
>> > > When I've tested mounting from the file browser, I have issues with
>> > > the office tools working with files on the remote samba server. If I
>> > > mount as root, it works fine, mount through the gui userspace with
>> > > user and password, and I hit problems, must copy the file to my local
>> > > profile first.
>> > Check the file permissions/usernames syncing between the machines.
>> > I'm browsing onto a remote samba share from Ubuntu and editing files in
>> > place, at least text files. Maybe it's specific to LibreOffice?
Yes, from what I've read it is specific to certain apps. There are
workarounds to browse to hidden folders and access files through
those, which it not for my audience.
> On my desktop at work I have installed pam_mount and added the following lines
> <!-- Volume definitions -->
> <!-- <volume fstype="cifs" server="server ip adress" user="*" path="to_shared_folder" mountpoint="shared_folder_name" /> -->
> <volume fstype="cifs" server="FQDN of server" user="*" path="Home Directories/%(USER)" mountpoint="/media/NetworkHome/%(USER)" />
> and the shares mount automatically during login (assuming username / password are the same)
You know... this might just be the way to go. Currently they use
generic login accounts, could be time to change that.
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