Husse wrote:Hardly softlinked
I don't quite understand how you have it arranged
Do you share home with Ubuntu?
Same user name? (Something you should not do!)
It is not quite the same home entirely, as I have separate homes for each install, but just have the documents, music, video, etc etc folders linked from Mint home back to ubuntu home (perhaps that is not a softlink?), so that my data files, not configs are the same. I am fully aware of the problem of using the same home for more than one distro, hence my linking of data files and keeping configurations separate.
Anyway, it seems I answered my own question by adding the extra mounted folders' full address to the tracker "added folders" box in its configuration, and now it seems to find things. It does not, however, appear to search for content within OOo odt or ods files, which I thought it should. Have I got that wrong?