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Old 05-23-2003, 03:23 AM   #1
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Angry Samba gui won't start

Hello all,

I recently installed samba on my box running redhat 9.0, and it works just fine. However, just recently I cannot get the gui to come up. When I go to System Settings -> Server Settings -> Samba Server, the gui does not appear after I put in my password. So then I ran the command:


and it gave me a bunch of errors and the gui does not pop up as a result of all the errors. Has anyone else ran into this? Any help would be appreciated.

Old 05-23-2003, 03:29 AM   #2
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i thought samba was run cli only
Old 05-23-2003, 04:12 AM   #3
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try samba bowser from
xsmbrowser is a good one
Old 05-23-2003, 12:49 PM   #4
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Originally posted by masand
try samba bowser from
xsmbrowser is a good one
Thanks for the replys, but all I really want to do is just fix what I have already. Here are the errrors when I type redhat-config-samba:

Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/share/redhat-config-samba/", line 20, in ?
File "/usr/share/redhat-config-samba/", line 58, in __init__
self.samba_data = sambaParser.SambaParser(self)
File "/usr/share/redhat-config-samba/", line 24, in __init__
File "/usr/share/redhat-config-samba/", line 55, in parseFile
token = self.createToken(line)
File "/usr/share/redhat-config-samba/", line 127, in createToken token = sambaToken.SambaToken(sambaToken.SambaToken.SAMBA_TOKEN_KEYVAL, (name, value), self.parent)
File "/usr/share/redhat-config-samba/", line 20, in __init__
raise AttributeError, value
AttributeError: ('this tells Samba to use a separate log file for each machine', '')

I noticed that this was bug number 84272 at which means there is a solution but I do not have authorization to view it, so if anyone knows the solution...please help.

Old 05-23-2003, 03:22 PM   #5
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Ok, thanks to Brent Fox, the problem is solved.
Just missed a # before a comment in smb.conf which cause the application to crash. Works now!

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Smile Samba Gui won't start

I would like to thank guitar_genius, as the omission of the # before the line I added in the smb.conf file was my problem also. It now works. I am new to both Linux, and all this terminal stuff. But I suppose the only way you learn it is to just dig in!



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