I've got my new system up and running. It's a nice fresh change after running Linux Mint for the past 4 years. Now comes the time of setting things up the way I like them.
As part of my setup, I have a all of my DVD's backed up onto my computer so that I can use a media server in the house. I run XBMC at my TV's with a central samba server (my computer) holding the movies.
In LM, all I had to do was right-click the directory "sharing" and select SMB share and type in the name. Everything else was done for me. This doesn't seem that simple.
Here's what I've done:
1. Menu > Administration > Samba
2. Entered in all the directories to share, under the BASIC tab I've selected visibile, writeable. Under the ACCESS tab I've selected a user (see below).
3. I've created a system user called xbmc with the password of xbmc.
4. I've created a samba user called xbmc with the password of xbmc.
Still not working. So, I went into the shell where I manually started the smb service:
# systemctl start smb.service
So, I went back to Menu > Administration > Samba > Preferences:
Set workgroup to WORKGROUP (but it automatically changes it to lower case after I exit).
Drop to terminal and restart service with systemctl.
I go over to my XMBC installation and try to connect to the source and it finds the SMB share. I click on it and after about 30 seconds a window pops up asking for login credentials. I enter xbmc/xbmc and after about 30 seconds it just cycles through. XMBC doesn't offer any messages, so I went downstairs to my Windows machine and tried to connect to a network drive. I enter in \\IP\share-name and after a few seconds it asks for login credentials. I enter xbmc/xbmc but then it fails with "bad username or password".
I'm not sure what I need to do to get this working.
Here is my /etc/samba/smb.conf file:
System Korora 21 (just installed/updated)