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Old 11-19-2006, 05:50 PM   #1
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Samba problem

Hi just installed mandriva 2007 free and setup samba. Now i can access and transfer whatever i want to the linux machine from my xp pro desktop and from linux to the xp with no problems. The problem is my laptop xp home it can see the linux machine view and execute files but i can not transfer files to the linux computer.also when i try and view laptop from liux machine it asks for a username/password/and domain[workgroup]. anyone have any ideas?
Old 11-19-2006, 09:05 PM   #2
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Are the XP Pro and XP Home using the same workgroup? You may just have to authenticate. I typically do this by going through the My Network Places to the Linux Samba server at which point it should prompt for some authentication. The user/pass will need to be created using smbpasswd on the Linux server for small/typical setups.


Old 11-20-2006, 05:07 PM   #3
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thanks for the reply, they were in the same worgroup and I finally figured it out last nite it was the computer name that was messing it up I had permissions for mandrake setup and my main was called mandrake-main and the laptop was just called laptop I changed it to mandrake-laptop and it works. not completely sure if it was the main problem but after changing that everything works fine. once again thanks and I will prob be asking your assistance once again shortly.


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