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Old 04-30-2003, 11:27 PM   #1
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Question Please help! Confused! Smb client problems. RH9 KDE & XP

Here's the scenario...

Part 1

If I log in to my "Paul" account under Gnome I can go to Nautilus and type smb:/// and my XP "Mshome" workgroup comes up, I click on this and I can see my 3 Computers PC1, PC2, and RH9ZLinux.
If I click on any of these computers I have full access to the contents, I can see all the shared files.

However, under KDE, in Konqueror I can type smb:/// and my "Mshome" workgroup comes up, I click on this and I can see my 3 Computers PC1, PC2, and RH9ZLinux too. This is where the problem starts...for some odd reason I can't see any files on my computers.

Why does it work with Gnome and Not KDE? I don't want to have to mount smb shares, that just lets me put them on my desktop like mapping a drive in Windows. I don't have to do this in Gnome to access my windows shares.

My Samba server is setup fine, my Windows PCs have access to my Linux shares no problem.

Part 2

Printing With CUPS to SMB Clients...
I have access to the shared XP printers when I browse to add new smb printers, but the system either says "unable to connect to SAMBA host, will try in 60 seconds....or it nothing occurs at all when I try to print test pages from the print manager.

I tried adding User and password with not success.

Are there any config files I should post here for review?

I tried smbclient -L PC1 and it shows all my shares, this is where my printers are.

Old 04-30-2003, 11:53 PM   #2
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Paul Parr,

Did you update samba after installation of RH9? I read that there were issues getting it to work properly with XP.

Also, if you have both KDE and Gnome installed, try accessing the drives in KDE using Nautilus.
Old 05-01-2003, 12:17 AM   #3
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Yes I did update it was one of the updates available on the Redhat network auto update....
At first I tried running Nautilus in KDE through the run "run Command" and it crashed...then I ran it in the Terminal mode and it launched ok. It still had my bookmarks I set for my Windows Shares when I was in I tired them....and THEY WORKED! So I guess the problem is with the File manager Konqeror then. So how do I set Nautilus as my default File manager in KDE? and/or get Konqueror to work the same way as Nautilus for Samba clients?

Thanks for the input.
Old 05-02-2003, 10:12 AM   #4
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I think I found the answer...but I'll have to test it out later.

The smb ioslave enables you to browse the shares of a Windows® (or Samba) network.

To see the workgroups, enter smb:/.

smb:/a_workgroup will list the hosts in this workgroup.

To see the shares of a host, enter smb://the_host or smb:/a_workgroup/the_host.

To access a share directly enter smb://the_host/the_share or smb:/a_workgroup/the_host/the_share

The smb ioslave is a wrapper around the command line tool smbclient, which is part of the Samba package. This means you need to have Samba installed to use this ioslave.

To be able to authenticate to Windows® NT Domain Controllers, you need at least Samba 2.0. To access the shares of Windows® 2000 machines, you need at least Samba 2.0.7. To be able to write to Windows shares, you need at least Samba 2.2.4 or the patch from

You can set your default user name and password in the KControl in Network->Windows Shares. This is especially useful if you are a member of a Windows® NT domain. There you can also set your workgroup name, but in most cases this is not required.

This ioslave is tested and developed using mainly Samba 2.0.7, but other versions of Samba should work too.

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Old 05-31-2003, 12:56 PM   #5
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Since ioslave is a wrapper around the smbclient, is there a way to get into password protected folders in konqueror, similar to how in windows, after you type //ip/folder/ you get that username/password prompt? After all, smbclient allows you to access password protected shares.

I can get the password dialog box up in nautilus, just not in konqueror.



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