Monday, August 30, 2010

Evolution not starting when using /home via NFS

 You have mounted your /home directory via NFS. You want to start evolution but get an error message about something wrong with a lock. You are using SuSE Linux 9.0 (or mayby 8.1 or 8.2).


Evolution uses gconf for storing the configuration and that wants to lock a file in ~/.gconf before starting evolution. But the nfs lock daemon is not running and gconf cannot get that lock via NFS. SuSE has not activated the start script /etc/init.d/nfslock per default:

# chkconfig nfslock
nfslock off

Activate the service nfslock and start it:

# chkconfig --add nfslock
nfslock 0:off 1:off 2:off 3:on 4:off 5:on 6:off

# rcnfslock start
Starting NFS file locking daemon done
Starting NFS stat daemon done



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