about, distros sharing home folder.
JJ I have a crude way to share home folder between windows vista, LMDE XFCE and LMDE KDE unofficial.
LMDEs are installed with / and swap partitions. a user partition I call HOME mounts at /media/HOME.
HOME contains the usual structure of 'Documents, Down loads etc of a /home folder, plus 3 additional folders usernameXFCE, usernameKDE, and UNIconf folder.
usernameXFCE binds to /home/username when booting LMDE XFCE, respectively for KDE. It contains the configuration files and folders. The normal file folders "Documents", Downloads, ...., Videos in /media/HOME bind at /home/username/Documents etc. Uniconf (standing for universal configuration) folder contains configuration folders that can be shared between distros. There is a symlink of these folders in usernameXFCE and usernameKDE. If I find that there is another application's configuration that can be shared then I will move it in UNIconf folder and create symlinks in their places in usernameXFCE and usernameKDE folders. In that way I keep both configurations isolated and mixed in some sort of controlled way. And if / partitions are wiped out still have the benefits of a separate home partition (configuration and personal files intact).
widows documents etc folders also point to /HOME/Documents (there is a programme allowing windows to write on ext3 partitions)
Username and password are the same in all three OSes.
I worked very well with Broadcom's wifi in a HP pressario6730s. It identified the hardware and installed the driver. It works fine.
It didn't work with the atheros 5413 chip on a OQO 02. Had little hope actually to be honest. But would had been really nice if.
Wrong country code identification in the EEPROM unit of something like that I red is the problem. Compiling compat-wireless for 3.2 kernel didn't work like few other things I tried. at the moment the PC has LM13 and LM14 (in different disks). DDM was tried on LiveCD.
Brilliant thing this DDM, I think it would had be ever so helpful if it could run online, detect the potential iso downloader's hardware, comes up with an output/suggestion, and who knows, even tailor the iso to fit the hardware needs of the user. Like the custom Debian LiveCD website does (but not for hardware).
don't know if I understood correct the discussion. xfce 4.10 from siductions xfcenext repositories works for me fine with LMDE XFCE UP6 (with sources.list pointed to debian testing repositories).