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Old 03-03-2005, 01:16 AM   #1
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Samba browsing w/root only


Hello,
I hate asking stupid questions but I have done a bit of searching and have been unable to find an answer. I found something close here involving a bug but I don't think that's it. I have a funny feeling it involves the fstab file but don't know much about it. I'm using SuSE 9.2, KDE, Samba, Konqueror and using the YaST2 setup tools.

All is good accessing the SuSE box from all the other systems, and I can browse and access the windows boxes on my domain with no problem as long as I'm logged in as root. However with my user account it shows the domain and a roommate’s workgroup but ask for authentication to log into the windows boxes (XP). The user account is the same as on the windows boxes as is the password. It does not respond to user name and password and just request it again. I have tried adding domain name to the user name to no avail.

Under the root account I have no problems at all. This has got to be something really simple I'm missing and I have been over it over and over, maybe I can't see the forest for the trees. If anyone can even point me in the right direction I would be grateful, Thank you,
Jon
 
Old 03-03-2005, 04:28 AM   #2
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Have you tried not entering a password/username at all?

(I know this seems stupid but on my lan the windows boxes always pop up a username/pass dialog and I just dont write any user/pass hit enter and it logs in)
 
Old 03-03-2005, 01:09 PM   #3
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I just tried that now, no go. It just comes back up and ask again. Thank yvery much for taking the time to get back on this, I'm really frustrated.


I'm really new to linux in terms of having any actual idea of how to use it. I've been working with the dark side for years and work in the field but when it comes to the penguin I'm not even sure what configuration files to look for. This is all new to me. I just picked up a Linux plus book and am a chapter or two into that. It doesn't go into any great detail on any one subject though. I did a forum search here and there was alot of info, and alot seemed almost close, but I was lost as soon as I started reading through config files. Looks like I have alot to learn
 
Old 03-04-2005, 05:36 AM   #4
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hmmm.. sorry that didn't help It's ok, everyone feels like this when they start using linux gradually you'll get more of an understanding

Don't let config files scare you, they are usually well commented (lines starting with #) and should help you out.

Generally, most config files are stored under the /etc directory (for samba it should be under /etc/samba/smb.conf). To find out the where the config files are stored and which one to edit, try the man pages (man samba) Down the bottom are the files that samba uses and the config files are generally listed. The whereis samba command should also tell you where it is stored.

Hope that helps you out There is a man page for smb.conf too, and I think there is a samba howto on tldp.org (the linux documentation project) Good luck!
 
  


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