Thanks for the reply. Your quesetions actually got me looking at the right things and I ended up figuring it out (ever thought of being a Zen-master? haha) It was essentially a problem with permission and ownership of the sared folder, which I realised when I started looking at how I had set them up. Since I had created it as root, I had to chown to make it accesible to my other account. But, unfortunately it is still not perfect yet, now when I tired to copy my MP3'a they appear to be copying properly; I don't get any error messages and the progress bar comes up and does it's thing all the way, but I don't see the files on the server afterwards. I have used ls -a in the directory they should be in and found nothing. Nor have I found anything by searching using "find files" in Gnome, so I don't think it's that they are not showing up, i think they're not there. For some reason it seems to work fine with text files though. So any help you or anyone could give in that area would be, again, greatly appreciated.
Thanks for the response to my previous question. It certainly helped me figure the problem out much more quickly than if I had been on my own.
Btw, if it's still relevant, the computers are on the same workgroup, and in general I can see the server with the XP comp and connect fine. (Haven't tried transferring yet now that i have that problem mostly worked out, I am sure that would be very benificial to know for diagnosing the new issue, but that will have to wait until morning, I am not waiting for that thing to boot up again tonight