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I've just got a new Win8.1 laptop and am trying to connect to it from my Linux Mint 15 PC but am being asked to enter a password (pls see attached image, where amaan is the name of my Win8.1 laptop and lenovo-fk is the user a/c on my Linux Mint PC from where I'm trying to connect).
I can see my Win8.1 laptop from the Linux Mint >> Network >> Windows Network >> WORKGROUP >> AMAAN
but when I double-click on AMAAN to connect to it, is when this password pop-up comes up.
I've tried entering the password for my Linux user a/c; the login p/word of the Win8.1 and even the HOMEGROUP password from Win8.1 but to no avail.
I've always connected to my WinXP laptop directly this way without ever being asked for any passwords.
Homegroup does not work with Linux, unless it's been recently changed.
Please provide more information about how you have set up the sharing on the Windows box.
I've really not done any changes to what's setup by default in Win8.1. Checking, I can see that for the PRIVATE PROFILE, Network Discovery is ON, File and Printer sharing is ON, and it is Joined to HomeGroup.
Originally Posted by frankbell
You might also run
smbclient -L [IP address of Windows box]
to see how Linux whether Linux is seeing the shares and post the output here.
This is the result of smbclient -L
Enter root's password:
session request to 192.168.0.102 failed (Called name not present)
session setup failed: NT_STATUS_LOGON_FAILURE
I turned off the "homegroup" in my Win8 laptop and as you suggested, placed a file in a folder in the shared documents. Then from my Linux PC went to Network >> Windows Network >> Workgroup >> Amaan
but the same prompt comes asking for a login credentials.