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I have just installed ubuntu linux 5.04 and trying to make network connection (home) with other computer on which is installed windows XP. Name of win computer is New_comp and it is in workgroup Mshome by default.
I have installed samba server on linux machine, entered static IP 192.168.0.2 and i can ping New_com on 192.168.0.1.
When I go to Networking (through gnome start menu), I can see New_comp and icon Windows networking but I cannot access to New_comp. When try I get error message something like New_comp cannot be browsed or similar.
I defined my shared folders (/home) as samba.
On the other hand in windows in My network places I can see computer named ubuntu (samba) but when I try to open it I get login/password box connecting on localhost.localdomain and it asks me for login and password. I tried to enter login and paswword of linux machine but no success, so basicaly I cannot accee linux machine from Windows machine.
I believe I missed some step in configuration procedure.
Can you give me any advice?
I'll need to check it at home, I tried to enable network between linux-wndows networking without modifying conf files. I thought it can be done in graphical enviroment without need to know exactly what is going on "down under".
Oki, I'll check it and I placed results it here.
Is there any good tutorial you can recommend for absolute beginers in linux-windows networking?
I need to be sure about one thing: I'll do backup of my smb.conf first, but I'm not sure if I'm supposed to overwrite existing smb.conf with smb.conf which will contain only those lines stated in your suggested tutorial?