i had the same problem,,,,,,, i was prompted for a password from windows box and no passwords worked, because,,,,
i didn't have a smb user/password combo established, so i used webmin (downloadable program) and checked all my password settings and found i didn't have it configured to accept passwords. i didn't have the smb user added or i had it, but didn't have a pw established for it.
there is an option in there to convert all unix users to smb users.....i selected this, but then deleted all the unix default names for all the other services and just left the user names that i added.
you should have your password set to user and don't touch your windows registry....you want passwords to be encrypted which win98 does by default.
just make sure your smb.conf has passwords set to encrypted., which should be set by default.? it is in webmin.
hope this made sense.
sorry if this doesn't apply to slackware. i'm not familiar with it.
Last edited by tdnik; 01-03-2002 at 08:59 AM.