NFS + FreeBSD issue resolved!
fourdan at xfce.org
Sat Mar 27 18:02:15 CET 2004
Here follows an email I received, which explain how to fix the issue :
> It's more or less known, but it's really specific to FreeBSD and NFS,
> so I might think of a bug in FreeBSD (I'm using an NFS mounted homedir
> at work and there is no problem at all)
I did some tracing and discoverd, as you might have guessed, that it is
a locking problem. xfce-manager tries to open backdrop.xml with an
exclusive file lock:
'Operation not supported'
This requires the rpc.lockd to run, if the file is located on a nfs
mounted filesystem. And this is not default the case in FreeBSD.
Enabling it solves the problem. Thanks for your input.
Perhaps you can add it to a FAQ somewhere?
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