Using a computer on and off the network
I usually post on the tes but have been advised this is a better forum for more technical questions. I have tried the search and cannot find my solution but if it has been asked before I apologise and hope you put it down to my newbie status.
I have a laptop that is setup to log on to the network. If no network is available then as you would expect I can log on as a stand alone user. I have a work folder that allows me to pass documents from my stand alone profile to the network and back again.
I have two problems (probably one problem with two symptoms)
i) I cannot connect to the Internet at work when I am in stand alone mode as connecting to the network at any point causes the network home directory to mount.
ii) When I run it off the network at home I can connect to the Internet but the machine struggles (takes quite a few minutes) when starting up appliacations. Once started they run at normal speed although seem to be slightly more prone to needing a Force Quit.
It seems that once on a network it must be trying to sort out the filesystem but I cannot find how to stop this.
I am running Edubuntu 7.04.
Any thoughts? Anyone come across this before?
Thanks in anticipation