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Old 08-06-2003, 02:31 PM   #16
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It is good news to hear that you are making progress.

In order to browse the shares on your network you need to install a
package such as LinNeighborhood, or gnomba, or xfsamba.

Look on your SuSE CDs for a package LinNeighborhood.
Old 08-12-2003, 07:17 AM   #17
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Hey Corin,

my Samba connection and cofiguration is now working as expected.

Thanks to u all here that did help.


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Old 08-12-2003, 07:48 AM   #18
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But how do I get HP Deskjet 3820 Printer drivers to work with Linux. Coincidentally the Printer configuration set up under Linux, does not even include an option of Installing Drivers thru an exchangeable Drive. Really sucks.
Old 08-12-2003, 08:51 PM   #19
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Hi Adibe_Hamm!

Glad to hear that you got your SAMBA configuration all working,
and thank your for coming back and letting us know that it is fully functional.

Your printer question should really go in a new thread since it is unrelated to the question of SAMBA. I am sure you will do that next time.

For all your printing needs, the one stop shopping place to go is


and going to the printer database page and pulling down the menu for
HP and model Deskjet 3820, we are sent to the Foomatic Printer Support Database entry for
HP DeskJet 3820
HP DeskJet 3820
Color inkjet printer, max. 4800x1200 dpi, works Perfectly
Recommended driver: hpijs (Home page, view PPD, download PPD)

So what you should do, is install the CUPS printer package from your SuSE installation CDs (again using YaST2). This should also install some other packages -- foomatic and ghostscript if they are not already installed. Once this is done, fire up a web browser and point it to localhost:631 and login through the web interface as root and configure the printer with the hpijs driver.

Look at Chapter 7 of the Suse Linux 8.2 Administration Guide, details on YaST2 configuration is on page 151, and the entry for CUPS is on page 183.

You can see some more information at

but note that you should not need to download and install any of the software mentioned there, since Yast2 will install it for you, execpt you might want to check though if the files and alignmargins are installed, and install these additionally.
Old 08-19-2003, 05:00 AM   #20
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Good day all,

can anyone pls help. I created a share file/directory under samba, tried to access it thru Windows server, but keeps asking me for :

USERNAME and PASSWORD, i tried to access it as either "root" or Windows user but wont go.
Old 08-22-2003, 09:27 PM   #21
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If you want anybody to be able to access a share you can add "guest ok = yes" to /etc/samba/smb.conf. You can also specify "valid users", "invalid users" and more. "man smb.conf" has descriptions of many options. Your windows user name / password should match the samba user name / password for you to access shares.

Last edited by zmedico; 08-22-2003 at 09:51 PM.
Old 08-27-2003, 10:37 PM   #22
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I've found that

encrypt passwords = YES|NO

setting is a good starting point for debug.
WIN95/98 Usually has encryption Turned Off
WIN2000 Has encryption turned on. If you can't get authenticated, try toggling on and off password encryption.

I suggest creating a plain vanilla smb.conf
to debug with rather than the verbose example script provided.
Try This smb.conf

encrypt passwords = No
workgroup = workgroup

Make sure the same username and password exists identically in WIN, Linux, AND SMB Password File! Make sure the workgroup names are the same, WIN goes burserk handling multi workgroups.

Browsing the Windows Network (getting a browse list from the Master) does not require authentication! In fact supplying a password may make it fail.

# smbclient -L <IP> or localhost

use the IP address in case there's something wrong with the WINS Name Service.

make sure there's a Master Browser Listed. If not, there's something screwy with the WIN box. If the network is WIN98 or older (No NT or WIN2000) you can safely make the samba server the master browser by setting the directives in the [global] section.

local master=yes
os level=65
domain master=yes
preferred master=yes
wins server=<IP>


Then try your local samba server

$ smbclient //localhost/homes

You should be put in your home directory.

Then try your Windows box using one of it's resource names

$ smbclient //localhost/resource-name or
$ smbclient //IP-ADDRESS/resource-name

Good Luck


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