Samba access by Windows users locking out directory access with Konqueror
A strange problem that took me a while to track down. I had been having
problems, thinking it was a KDE Konqueror problem, browsing directories on
the local Linux machine. I would get to a certain directory, and Konqueror
(or other KDE apps browsing directories) would just hang and stall.
After a while, I noticed that it was always a directory that one of my
family members was working in over Samba from their Win XP boxes. In other
words, my son is doing work on a file for school using Microsoft Word,
accessing the file on the Linux server. The directory where all the
family's work files are is a mapped drive on each of their Windows
It's strange, because if I use the command line and change to the directory
where their files are on my Linux box, ie:
I can change to the directory properly, and list the files just fine. If I
use Midnight Commander (MC), I can move to the directory and view the
files. However, if I use Konqueror to browse there, or even other KDE apps
such as K3B, it stalls and locks.
If I walk over to my son's machine, and close the file, Konqueror becomes
responsive again and I can browse the subject directory.
I have Suse 9.1, the latest Suse samba rpms 3.0.9-1.1, and the latest KDE