I am currently using Wicked for network connection, but very much aware that
this appears to be deprecated and likely to be taken out of the next version
of Leap, so I have been looking at Network Manager and hit against some
I run several machines on a network with a NAS for shared storage. I import a
home drive image with NFS to /import/home and soft link several individual
user images into /home to allow user logon to a personal environment on each
of several computers on the network. So far, so good - it works really well
for my small setup for several years across all Leap 15.x. Moreover, a switch
between Wicked and Network Manager is sufficiently slick that I can have some
user IDs on the laptop only and use available wifi away from home via Network
Problems come when I try to use Network Manager for the setup at home, in that
Network Manager is not invoked [by systemd?] at the same point as Wicked is.
So that leaves the NFS shares unconnected when the logon screen becomes
available [ie the ID's on NFS don't show up] and it appears that Network
Manager is more a per user subsystem for which you need to log in in order to
get the connections you want.
Now, I can work around this by logging in as root and doing 'mount -a' and
there appears to be some options in fstab to make this work, so I am not
totally stuck. Thus, my question for anyone who has confronted similar: Is
there a 'best' or 'recommended ' way to address this issue and get the NFS
shares available with Network Manager before the logon screen displays.
Thanks in advance, any and all help on this appreciated