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Old 09-01-2010, 10:08 PM   #1
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NAS share does not show up only for some applications


This is the 2nd posting for help for this problem. I will use a slightly different wording in the hope that it will jog some knowledgable person's brain into replying.
I can successfully mount a shared folder on a NAS box which is running a linux based authentication.
I can see the data and can access it with various programs from my Ubuntu 10.04 machines . OpenOffice applications can access the files.

However, ( even when folder is mounted ) it does not show up for selection for *some* programs.
For example, I cannot make the pictures accessible in any photo management program such as f-spot , gwenview or picasa ( my favourite )gthumb .

Gimp however, works fine. Within Gimp I can see and access the shared folder and browse the photos.

Pdfshuffler ( pdf managing software ) also cannot see the network share.

Is there something I can do ?
 
Old 09-02-2010, 04:24 PM   #2
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Are you mounting it at CLI or with fstab? If not are you doing it simply from within the GUI desktop? Doing the former 2 should make it globally available on your system (including in the GUI desktop) but doing it simply with the GUI desktop makes it only available to that desktop.
 
Old 09-02-2010, 09:51 PM   #3
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Are you mounting it at CLI or with fstab? If not are you doing it simply from within the GUI desktop? Doing the former 2 should make it globally available on your system (including in the GUI desktop) but doing it simply with the GUI desktop makes it only available to that desktop.
I have tried mounting it in fstab by making an entry in fstab like below but that renders the system unbootable.I have now commented out this line. Perhaps there is an error in the syntax ??

//192.168.0.10/share /media/nas smb username=loginname,password=password defaults 0 0


I have not tried CLI, as I am not sure how to do that .
If it available in the GUI and therefore the desktop, why would that mean that some programs are not able to 'see' the share if they are within the same desktop login ?

I apologise for my lack of knowledge. I have only recently been getting stuck into Linux/Ubuntu and have no intention of returning to Windoze. Each problem I have encountered with Linux, I have been able to overcome with help in the forums or with Google.

-keevill-
 
Old 09-02-2010, 11:09 PM   #4
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Code:
//dell/current_mirror /shares/current_mirror smbfs username=USER,password=PASSWORD 0 0
Is works for my slackware machines, my arch box has to have it as
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//dell/current_mirror /shares/current_mirror cifs username=USER,password=PASSWORD 0 0
Since smbfs is officially deprecated in favor of cifs. Does the machine fail to boot or does it simply hang for a VERY long time? My slackware boxes try for a good 30 seconds to mount each samba share when the server is down.
 
Old 09-03-2010, 03:31 AM   #5
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//dell/current_mirror /shares/current_mirror smbfs username=USER,password=PASSWORD 0 0
Is works for my slackware machines, my arch box has to have it as
Code:
//dell/current_mirror /shares/current_mirror cifs username=USER,password=PASSWORD 0 0
Since smbfs is officially deprecated in favor of cifs. Does the machine fail to boot or does it simply hang for a VERY long time? My slackware boxes try for a good 30 seconds to mount each samba share when the server is down.
It comes up with the failed to mount / manual or skip dialogue and I have to say 'skip' . It then takes about 5 mins to come back up.
I modified the fstab file as below.
The NAS box is the 192.168.0.10 and the shared folder on it is called 'public'.
Same problem, the machine won't start cleanly. I have commented it out now.
Any ideas anyone? I can still open the public folder on the Gui but can't see the share within any image manager.

//192.168.0.10/public cifs username=mylogin,password=mypassword defaults 0 0
 
  


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