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Old 11-21-2004, 04:22 PM   #1
wensveen
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Unhappy nautilus - can't browse windows network


Hi,
I've recently upgraded to GNOME 2.8.2 on Debian. I don't know for sure if that's when the problem began, but it was after that that I noticed it the first time.
When I click on the desktop Computer -> Network -> Windows Network, I get the message: '"smb:///" is not a valid location. Please check the spelling and try again.'
I know I have samba set up correctly, because I can browse the network with xffm or smbtree or smbclient. Typing 'nautilus smb://usernameassword@hostname/sharename' doesn't help either. It almost looks like nautilus does not recognize the smb scheme. Other protocols work normally btw (sftp).
I've got libgnome-vfs-0 and libgnome-vfs-common installed. I've tried installing gnome-vfs-extra's, but that didn't work, presumably because it's for GNOME 1.x.

If anyone could help me out, I would be much obliged.

- Matthijs.
 
Old 11-23-2004, 05:27 PM   #2
elfrodo
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Same problem here bud, worked great (or atleast it worked) before the upgrade to Gnome 2.8.

Someone out there with a pointer on what could be wrong?

-El Frodo
 
Old 11-23-2004, 08:01 PM   #3
wensveen
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Actually, I've just fixed it 5 minutes ago.
If you're using debian unstable, it's in the package libgnome-vfs2-common, or rather it isn't. The file libsmb.so should be installed with this package, but because it caused too many dependencies on libsmbclient and deps, they left it out. Didn't provide an alternate package either (libgnome-vfs2-extras would've been fine, and most people would have found it).
I fixed it by downloading the latest version of the package from the experimental distribution: http://packages.debian.org/experimen...omevfs2-common (download buttons below). You can then install it by typing (as root): dpkg -i libgnomevfs2-common_2.8.3-3_i386.deb, from the directory you downloaded the file to.

I don't know how if apt will automatically update it again in the future, though.

Regards,
Matthijs
 
Old 11-28-2004, 11:54 AM   #4
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The updated package fixed the problem halfway, Now it dosent show any error on browsning the network but nothing shows up in the browser. I get a hourglas for a minute or two and it just stops silent. The samba shares work fine so the problem must stil be in Nautilus or any supporting package!
 
Old 11-29-2004, 02:51 AM   #5
wensveen
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You can try setting LD_LIBRARY_PATH to the directory containing libsmb.so, maybe.
Also, check that there is a /etc/gnome-vfs-2.0/modules/smb-module.conf file containing:
Code:
smb: [daemon] libsmb
You could try installing xffm4 which also has a smb browser. If that doesn't work it's probably a samba configuration problem. Sometimes samba shares work, but getting a samba tree doesn't work.

Does smbtree work? And smbtree -d?

Regards,
M.
 
  


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