[CentOS] home on nfs

Fri Oct 27 14:21:21 UTC 2017
hw <hw at adminart.net>


I have the home directory of a user on an nfs server and mount it on a
client.  When the user logs in, they end up in the root directory rather
than in their actual home directory and need to cd into it.

The user can read and write to their home directory, so it kinda works
fine --- but only kinda.  When the user starts emacs, some of the
settings in ~/.emacs are not applied, but the saved desktop is being

Both machines are running Centos 7.4.  What could be wrong with the nfs

"Didn't work" is an error.