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Old 03-10-2005, 09:21 AM   #1
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Question smb+KDE= :-) smb+Gnome= :-(

Ihave configured samba according to HOWTO's and numerous guides out there.

In KDE using Konquerer I enter smb://<servername> voila i have access

If i use Gnome's Nautilus I enter smb://<servername> i get the following error:

The folders contents could not be displayed.

You do not have the permissions necessary to view the contents of "Windows Network: <servername>".

Substitute <servername> for actual servername.

The quick answer is use KDE well thats not an option for me as i have other issues with KDE that i can not overcome.

I can post my smb.conf if needed or can someone tell me wher in nautilus that i can set which windows user/password i would like to use

Thank you in advance
Old 03-10-2005, 10:37 AM   #2
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You have to use the same user account in linux which you use in windows (create one if needed). You can either use SWAT or you can manualy edit the smb.conf file, mentioning the netbios name, the workgroup and the shares. It would be helpful if you could put the uncommented part of your smb.conf file.
You can use this command to make samba password:
cat /etc/passwd | /usr/bin/ > /etc/samba/smbpasswd
then add a smb password for the particular user:
#smbpasswd user_name
...restart the samba server:
# /etc/init.d/smb restart

hope this helps....ciao!
Old 03-10-2005, 06:24 PM   #3
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Npe no go. I did the changes you suggested and no matter what i can not connect to the devices using nautilus. as a second note has anyone figured a way to do multiple domains.. IE i use one domain at work and one workgroup at home.
Old 03-10-2005, 10:38 PM   #4
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you can always just mount the samba share -- then you can see it any way you try
an alias on roots .bashrc makes this easier
mount -t smbfs -o username=xxxx,password=xxxx //<server_name>/<share_name> /mnt/<mountpoint>


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