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Old 04-03-2003, 07:01 AM   #1
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win xp won't login to samba after reboot but win 2k works great

The first attempt on logging into our Linux machine through SAMBA from my new XP-pro machine works, fine. I then select "save password" and reboot the XP workstation. Second login attempt fails with a dialogue saying that the <address here> isn't available and that "the username could not be found" (I get this before even being allowed to enter the usual username - root in this case).

I then edit the hosts file on my XP-pro workstation and create an alias for the linux machine and try to log in again. This time I get the login dialogue (!) I enter "root" as username and our password and select "Save password". I then reboot. After reboot, neither this new alias or the old dns name works. If I make a new alias in the local hosts file, then that works again and now I cannot select "save password" anymore as that would invalidate that alias too.

Any clues?
Old 04-04-2003, 09:44 AM   #2
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try this

im a freebsd user but have had all sorts of problems with xp pro and samba. heres what i did to get it all working.

obviously smbpasswd -a your samba users.
in smb.conf in global make sure wins support=yes.

make sure your smb.conf contains your netbios name.

in your linux /etc/hosts file make sure your xp machines netbios name is in there e.g myxpmachine.

check /etc/hosts for any mismatching ip addressed/syntax screw ups.

if youve done all this, and still nothing works, please email or pm me.

Id be happy to solve this problem by going into more detail.


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