Mounting a remote home directory breaks menu bar

Bug #1752534 reported by Lonesome Walker on 2018-03-01
This bug affects 1 person
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Ubuntu MATE

Bug Description

Server offers shares via CIFS, so the automount creates a home directory on the client and then maps the user share as his home directory (like roaming profiles on a windows network).

Some clients are able to do this, and some don't.
All clients are set up scripted, same hardware (EXACTLY), so there is no possibility that a user has messed up the system.

Already asked here for help:

because i thought it might be a stupid PEBKAC, but after simulating this even in virtual environment...
There must be a permission issue.

System is:
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS patched latest, server and client side.

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