LinuxQuestions.org
Welcome to the most active Linux Forum on the web.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Slackware
User Name
Password
Slackware This Forum is for the discussion of Slackware Linux.

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 09-08-2009, 06:25 AM   #1
karthikrr
Member
 
Registered: Nov 2003
Location: India
Distribution: Slackware 13.0 32-bit
Posts: 129

Rep: Reputation: 16
Slackware 13.0 Full Install: smb.conf missing


Over the last week, Ive had to install Slack 13 about four times ... Long story, but ultimately discovered that the system I was installing on had some hardware problems!

Anyways, the first install saw KDE work, but trying to open my LAN shares resulted in 'smb.conf file is missing' error! Second and third install, had no trouble browsing my LAN shares! Fourth and current install, same problem as the first!!!

All four cases, its just been a full install with practically every single thing selected, no changes across installs! So why am I getting a missing smb.conf file? Any thoughts at all? It doesnt seem to have ANY logical explanation, but I REALLY cannot think of anything I did differently either!

And any pointers on getting samba installed and working on this system WITHOUT reinstalling again and hoping it works would also be greatly appreciated!
 
Old 09-08-2009, 07:17 AM   #2
kofucii
Member
 
Registered: May 2007
Location: Bulgaria
Distribution: Slackware, SCO Unix
Posts: 62

Rep: Reputation: 20
First look at /etc/samba. There should be smb.conf-sample
To setup samba, you can uncomment "#swat" in /etc/inetd.conf
Restart inetd /etc/rc.d/rc.inetd restart
Then open with your internet browser:
localhost:631
 
Old 09-08-2009, 08:27 AM   #3
karthikrr
Member
 
Registered: Nov 2003
Location: India
Distribution: Slackware 13.0 32-bit
Posts: 129

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 16
thanks for the reply ... but ... I dont know how to explain this ... I shutdown the system, restarted it, and now samba works! did not touch a single file related to samba!

UNLESS apache and php have ANYTHING to do with samba, which I doubt! I shutdown X, edited the httpd.conf and mod_php.conf files, installed the nVidia driver, turned the system off, then came back in a bit and turned it on again, and now Samba works and I can access my shares!

Thanks for the info nevertheless, it always helps to know where and what files to tinker with to get things running!!!
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Samba Shares Missing From smb.conf Boffy Linux - Server 1 04-23-2008 03:52 PM
Samba in Debian, smb.conf: smb passwd file = ?????????? henrnorl Linux - Software 1 10-06-2006 09:43 AM
SMB.CONF missing? Iknowit101 Linux - General 9 06-03-2002 02:29 PM
Missing smb.conf? thetruevoice Linux - Newbie 6 04-06-2001 12:58 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:54 AM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration