When I joined FNAL for the first couple of weeks I just used my laptop. We could configure both the wire and wireless network cards to work with FNAL network thanks to the help of SuSE mailing-list experts. Then I got an office and a desk computer at work. At home I got the DSL activated and thanks to a AT&T technician I could configure both my laptop wire and wireless cards to work with the AT&T network. This morning I came to the lab with my laptop as my office has been remodeled and the desktop computer is still disconnected. As you can imagine I could not connect my laptop to FNAL network either through the wire or the wireless card. It is the same problem that arouse with the printers. I configured my laptop printing system to communicate with CUPS server here at FNAL. So I can print from my laptop when I'm at the lab. But I can no more print at home as my local EPSON ink-jet printer configuration has been overwritten or invalidated by the configuration I had to do for printing at the lab. Some time ago someone told me it's possible to have a profile for each environment where the laptop is operated. My understanding is that each profile uniquely identifies some environment specific settings so that different environment configurations can be used alternatively. How can I create and use more profiles ? How can I relate the single profile with a specific configuration ?
Thank you so much for your help,