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Old 11-25-2005, 05:05 PM   #1
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Gentoo, Samba, Webmin and Kwallet ?


Using Gentoo, would like to get Samba up and running.

Problem is, that I've had a go at following both the the Howto, which covers Samba, Clamav and Cups, and a linked thread at the Gentoo forums.

Both of these docs aren't much good as I can only get so far before I start getting unexplained/undecypherable errors.

OK thinks me, I've got Webmin installed. I'll use that. Which then presents me with a snag. When I get to the login page, I try logging in as root, but I either get told that it won't let me in, or I get some stuff about kwallet manager.

I have absolutely no idea what thats all about. I certainly have no use for such an application.

So how would I start webmin ? What do I need to check to make sure that I can at least "fire it up" as root?

and what the hell is "kwallet" ???

cheers in advance

John.
 
Old 11-25-2005, 05:47 PM   #2
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well I think (as far as I can tell), that I've managed to switch off the kwallet "thing".

plus I've managed to access webmin, though it seems only by unmerging and re emerging it. So I can now get in as root.

But what to do from there???

Webmin doesn't seem to have any way of adding samba users, and it doesn't seem to want to allow me to start swat to have a go at that.

so as before, any advice/suggestions/ideas/instructions are very much appreciated.

regards

John
 
Old 11-26-2005, 06:16 AM   #3
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Oh I don't know? Maybe I am asking for the "holy grail".

I've just had a look at the two articles in the tutorials (funny how when you've been here at LQ for a while, you forget about all the extra bits that Jeremy has added over time). Neither make much sense as far as I can work out.

As far as I can work out, I have samba installed. I have my main system (gentoo linux) connected to my hub, along with my partners laptop. The printer I'd like to be able to use from the laptop is connected to the main system.

I also have webmin installed - as I'd been previously advised that it's good at making some server stuff easier to configure.

I can get into Webmin, but I can't start the swat facility. If I try to access swat directly, it won't let me connect (connection refused etc).

I have an smb.conf, though where thats actually come from, I don't know i.e. was it something thats been produced during the install of samba? - I can't tell, as theres also the usual smb.conf.example file in there.

It won't let me create smbusers by doing the smbpasswd -a john or anything.

I can't really uninstall stuff, because I'm not really sure what, if anything I should uninstall to ensure that everything is removed, so I could start from scratch.

Suggesting reading one of the bits from either samba.org or the O'Really samba guide, isn't an option - they just provide so much info, it confuses the hell out of me.

there doesn't seem to be any step by step examples that I can locate - maybe someone has a link to one????

So any assistance/directions/instructions would be greatfully appreciated.

regards

John
 
Old 11-26-2005, 07:49 AM   #4
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Ok, so as I was getting some confusing error when trying to log into swat (webmin>servers>samba>swat) that indicated that there was something wrong with the smb.conf (in respect of whether it would allow the use of SWAT or not), I've deleted the smb.conf and now the webmin lets me get as far as the SWAT login dialogue.

But it won't let me log in - the old "password/user" error. Not even with the root login.

So does this mean that the SWAT login username and password are different from the webmin and samba ones????? How do I check? How do I add users to samba (see previous post for that problem)?

Why is this so damned difficult (which might be changed to hard work/confusing/f*****g useless)?

What am I missing here?

any assistance is as usual, greatly appreciated.

regards

John
 
  


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