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Old 04-02-2011, 08:32 AM   #1
bitbomb
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problems setting up file sharing on KDE in Backtrack 4 R2


I'm trying to set up file sharing using Backtrack 4 R2. I installed...

kdenetwork-filesharing
libsmbclient
samba
samba-common
smbclient

I logged out and logged back in but whenever I right click on a file and go to the sharing tab it says that "You need to be authorized to share folders". I can click on the "Configure File Sharing" button but all that does is gray out the button and nothing happens. How do I get this to work? Thanks.
 
Old 04-03-2011, 11:00 PM   #2
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Hi bitbomb, welcome to LQ. Are you running as root?

Good luck. ;-)
 
Old 04-05-2011, 12:09 PM   #3
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Thanks Yes, I am running as root.
 
Old 04-05-2011, 08:17 PM   #4
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Then you may not have all of the required packages installed. Have a look at this video and see if it helps.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kMlZycO4fJw

If it doesn't get you there let us know and we'll continue trouble shooting.

Good luck. ;-)
 
Old 04-06-2011, 01:13 PM   #5
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Followed the video instructions and it worked! I was missing a few packages, that's all. Thank you!
 
Old 04-06-2011, 05:34 PM   #6
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I thought that was likely the problem. Glad you got it sorted!

Good luck. ;-)
 
  


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