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Old 05-21-2004, 06:43 PM   #1
b3<k
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Nautilus SAMBA and Windows Machines


When I browse the network from my linux machine i can see the windows work group but when i open it there is nothing inside it and if i search for a windows share it gives me this error
Couldnt display "smb:///whatever"
Nautilus has no installed viewer capable of displaying the file
im kinda a newb with linux but ive used redhat 9 b4 with no problems
if anyone knows what to do please help
 
Old 05-21-2004, 08:11 PM   #2
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May be a permissions problem. Do you have the users setup on the server properly? Do they have read/write access... or just read.
 
Old 05-21-2004, 08:28 PM   #3
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users on the samba server have both read and write priveleges
im not really sure why the priveleges have anything to do with me getting from the linux machine to a windows machine though
i have no problem getting from a windows machine into the linux machine and sending it a file
 
Old 05-27-2004, 06:53 PM   #4
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Having exactly the same problem

Hi
Im a too having exactly the same problem as the person above so if anybody can help us I would be Very thankful
 
Old 05-27-2004, 08:48 PM   #5
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Try opening the ports used by samba: ports 137-139. I hope that helped.
 
Old 06-17-2004, 02:59 AM   #6
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The same problem for me with Mandrake Linux 10

Hi there,

I am not alone :-)

Entering
smb:/// in Nautilus tells me something like:
"smb:///" couldn't be found. Perhaps it has recently been deleted.

Entering
smb:///PCname/shrename or smb://group/pcname/share
gives the problem described above.

However using the manual mount commands together with fstab works fine so I guess at least my firewall makes no problem.

Thanks for any help.

Steffen
 
Old 06-17-2004, 03:16 AM   #7
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Had similar problems with Konqueror in SuSE 9.1 initially - couldn't browse windows machines, however, using commandline stuff like smbclient and mount -t smbfs worked so it was down to the smb browsing stuff in the GUI. My problem now fixed by SuSE in an online update - can only suggest you look for updates to your GUI clients.
 
  


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