Chapter 15. Storing user settings over NFS

If you use GNOME on a system with NFS home directories, you must set the keyfile back end for the dconf database. Otherwise, dconf might not work correctly. With this configuration, dconf stores settings in the ~/.config/dconf-keyfile/user file.


  1. Create or edit the /etc/dconf/profile/user file on every client.
  2. At the very beginning of the /etc/dconf/profile/user file, add the following line:

  3. Users must log out and log back in.

    dconf polls the keyfile back end to determine whether updates have been made, so settings might not be updated immediately.