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On my home network, when I first set things up, my windows computer was able to "see" my Linux computer and read the publicly shared folder.
Now it cannot read it at all. When I click on the directory from Windows, it tells me that it is not accessible and does not have permission.
I checked the folder in question on the Linux computer and the "Shared" tab is all *greyed* out and the "Not Shared" has been selected. How do I change this so that the Windows computer can read that public folder again?
I did have KDE 3.4.2 but now I have KDE 3.5.6 on SuSE 10.0.
I edited it using a text editor and before I did that, I copied smb.conf to a backup (smb.conf.old) and then added what you said. I did not know how to issue a command for Samba to restart (I guessed that it might be necessary) so I rebooted the computer.
Unfortunately, Windows XP still cannot read the shared public folder. When I view the folder's properties in Konquerer, the Shared part is still greyed out.
I just tried that and Windows still can't find my Linux computer. I still get that "the computer is unavailable" and "you don't have permission to access this computer" messages.
I'm beginning to wonder if this is not due to some security update somewhere?
Like I said, the Linux computer does not show up on the home network when viewing from the Windows XP computer but Samba has no problem with viewing and transferring files from the Windows computer to the Linux computer.
I still don't understand why when viewing the Public folder in Konquerer, the contents of the "Share" tab are greyed out and, like I said, the public folder is checked off as "Not Shared".