The Samba issue
On 24/11/2010 04:35, Tom H wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 23, 2010 at 8:18 PM, Helder Terra<firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> Ever since Lucid version (and now Maverick) I simply cannot run samba
>> properly. I've installed Samba, Samba4, smbclient, everything's Ok,
>> except that I can't get Samba to work. It doesn't recognize other
>> machines (Linux and Windows) on the same network and shows no computers
>> on the workgroup.
>> It won't open the system menu samba icon (it bounces for a while, then
>> nothing) and won't start in the terminal neither.
> 1. You really don't need samba4. It's an experimental package so
> unless you intend to install it on a non-production box, to test it,
> and to file bugs.
> 2. Your box seems to be a samba client and not a samba server. You
> therefore don't need to install samba.
> 3. You may or may not need smbclient (it provides command-line samba
> client executables that I find useful for troubleshooting).
> 4. Do you have samba-common and samba-common-bin installed?
I would also install smb4k as that seems to "pull in" a few things that
smb client needs to work well in Dolphin.
Having said that, something is a bit fishy with samba in 10.10, I also
get odd behaviour where it will scan some windows networks and not
others etc. Sometimes have to use ip address of a server to scan it etc.
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