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Old 05-20-2005, 12:45 PM   #1
g_jakes
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Unhappy I can't add users to "samba users" in control center


Hello.
My goal is to setup a Linux server as a file server, with permissions, on a windows workgroup.
I managed to install Linux (Suse 9.3), with Samba included,and configure it to the point that it can be pinged and located on the network by an XP machine. From there I can only log in as root user.
I think I've identified where the problem lies. But I can not find a way to change it.
When I go to the KDE Control Center, I go to "Internet and Network", then "Samba". Once in there, I see five tabs. If I go to the "users" tab, I see "samba users". And only "root" is in there as a Samba user.
On the right side of the screen, I see "Unix Users". This is a list of all users, including the ones I created. When I highlight a user I want to add in to the "Samba Users" it prompts me for the user's password (enter, then confirm). When I do this, it puts the user in there, with root, but I don't get the option to save the change. When I exit out, and then go back in, the user I've added isn't there anymore.
And it does this while I am logged in as root, making these changes to Samba.
I've tried alot of things. Nothing works. Any ideas?
Thanks.
 
Old 05-20-2005, 01:22 PM   #2
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try adding samba user as

smbpasswd -a <username>

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Old 05-20-2005, 01:35 PM   #3
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wow..you nailed that one

Thank you! That was it. Why do they add the interface, when it just holds you back?

Thanks.
 
Old 05-20-2005, 02:10 PM   #4
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that is the reason i avoid interfaces if possible
 
  


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