I've recently installed SuSE 9.1 and out of the box, it would browse for and connect to shares on a windows workstation quite happily.
I decided to have a look at the SAMBA client configuration in YAST2 and it told me that I needed to install the client. This I duly did (quite surprised, as i could already browse to W2K workstations) and now the browsing is crippled.
If I click on 'Network Browsing' on my desktop, 'Windows Network' shows up as before, but now when I select it, I get the message:
Please send a full bug report at http://bugs.kde.org
Unknown error condition in stat: Network is unreachable
However, if I go to the SAMBA client configuration in Yast2 and click the browse button to determine workgroups, I get a full list of all the workgroups on the network.
I have turned off the firewall altogether.