I spent a good part of yesterday converting my print server from Fedora Core 6 to Ubuntu 7.04.
One of the problems I knew I would have is changing my /home/username folder permissions. Fedora Core starts numbering users at 500 (uid = 500). Ubuntu and many (most?) other distributions start numbering users at 10000 (uid=1000). Since I used the same username, I couldn’t write to my folder and Ubuntu would hang at the graphical login. The solution was to start a terminal session from the graphical login screen and issue the following commands:
sudo chown -R username *
sudo chgrp -R username *
sudo chown -R usernam .*
sudo chgrp -R username .*
This changed the owner (chown) to my new uid (user id number) and the group (chgrp) to my new gid (group id number).
After some struggles, I’ve gotten the printers configured, but the other systems can’t browse the printers . At least it’s usable.
Sound has been an issue on Fedora Core. As I write this, I’m listening to my music on cheap speakers with the Ubuntu system with no hiccups. This (and having a single distribution) is the reason I will be moving my web and file server to Ubuntu in the near future. Look for a post on that.