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Old 01-14-2004, 07:30 PM   #1
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smb.config help


this is my first time with linux and i have just edited my smb.conf file, but now my only problem is how do i save. i read up that you use the cammand :x but that soesnt seem to work
 
Old 01-14-2004, 07:37 PM   #2
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first, have you edited the file as root? second, what editor did you use..i.e. pico, vi, emacs, ...etc., or a gui based editor...gedit,kedit, kwrite...etc.? will need more info to help, what distro are you running? what are you trying to accomplish w/samba? alittle more info will help. other than that i can offer a link to documentation on samba here.

http://us3.samba.org/samba/docs/using_samba/toc.html
 
Old 01-14-2004, 07:43 PM   #3
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i have logged in as root, and edited the smb.conf with the vi command. I am using red hat 9. What i want to try and do is firstly share files and folders, and secondly i gain access to the net via my xp box so i want linux to go live on the net through xp, if that makes sense. i hope this helps, ive spent a few days trying to get this working on my own, but....im just a baby to linux pls help
 
Old 01-14-2004, 07:56 PM   #4
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If you are editing with vi , you press the insert key to enable editing. When you are done editing, press the esc key to exit edit mode, then type: :wq! to Write , Quit and Commit changes.
To quit without saving, just type: :q!
 
Old 01-14-2004, 07:58 PM   #5
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when i do that it says to me thats it is not an editoe command :xq!
 
Old 01-14-2004, 08:00 PM   #6
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finger problems...sorry, thank you so much for your help. now i can atlease try configue uses!
 
Old 01-14-2004, 08:09 PM   #7
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i dont understand......i edit my smb.conf file

[homes]
comment = Home Directories
#describes the folder
browseable = yes
#should be set to yes so that you can access it
#as a default folder
read only = no
#allows writing when applicable

and save it, i then go on to setup a user password
#smbpasswd -a <name>

it says :
params.c:OpenConfFile() - unable to open configuration file "/etc/samba/smb.conf": No such file or Directory
cant load /etc/samba/smb.conf - run testparm to debug it.

i have no idea why this is happening
 
Old 01-14-2004, 08:19 PM   #8
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Did you restart samba after making the changes? Something like service smb restart aught to do it.
 
Old 01-14-2004, 08:49 PM   #9
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im still getting the same error message. ive even tried restarting linux, and that hasnt helped either
 
Old 01-14-2004, 08:58 PM   #10
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"/etc/samba/smb.conf": No such file or Directory
Did you create a smb.conf someplace or did you edit the one located in the /etc/samba directory?
 
Old 01-14-2004, 09:01 PM   #11
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i did theis to edit the config file
cd /etc/samba
then i did vi smb.conf.

the error is saying unable to open configuration file "/etc/samba/smb.conf No such file or directory
 
Old 01-14-2004, 11:29 PM   #12
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You have to copy smb.conf.example to smb.conf.

mv smb.conf.example smb.conf

Once you configure it, make sure you start the service. If you don't, it'll cause alot of frustration.
 
  


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