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Old 03-10-2004, 08:18 PM   #1
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Gnome Network Servers Window


Hi I'm running Slack 9.1 and Gnome 2.4. My question is how do I configure the gnome network servers window to work with Samba?

Samba seems to be working for me. (For example, smbclient -L arien asks for a password and then lists some things shared on the WinXP computer named arien).

However, in Gnome, by clicking Applications > Network Servers I get two icons that do not work. (Network Neighbourhood and New Server). My goal is to be able to browse the shares on the other computer. However if I double-click Network Neighborhood, it tells me "The application associated with "smb" is invalid." It goes on to tell me Gnome can associate a different application but clicking 'Associate Action' on the dialog box does nothing. I do New Server and type arien and click connect and it says 'Couldn't connect to URI smb://arien'. It tells me to try typing it directly into the address bar and doing that tells me it's not a valid location.

Once again, the actual question is how do I configure the Gnome network servers window to work with Samba?

Thanks
 
Old 03-10-2004, 10:29 PM   #2
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Follow up --

If I got to address smb:// in Nautilus, it crashes.

Also, Samba still appears to be configured properly, smbclient //AMY/C at the command line lets me view the the shared folder on that computer with an FTP-like interface.

However I'm not the only one using this computer and I'd like to get Gnome's GUI version working.

Edit: It WORKS with Konqueror (ran from gnome). Why doesn't nautilus work?

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Old 03-11-2004, 03:20 AM   #3
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could be that nautilus or one of its dependences are currpt.

try reinstalling nautilus with pkgtool.
 
Old 03-11-2004, 03:26 AM   #4
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could be that nautilus or one of its dependences are currpt.

try reinstalling nautilus with pkgtool.
 
Old 03-11-2004, 12:48 PM   #5
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I downloaded the nautilus tgz from ftp.slackware.com, removed nautilus with pkgtool, then installed (with pkgtool) the tgz I downloaded.

It did not fix the problem nor make any noticeable change.

Thanks for the suggestion, it was worth a shot.
 
Old 03-11-2004, 03:01 PM   #6
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hi mate, I have exactly the same pro like you do. I can connect to my windows machince form KDE, but crashs in gnome. However it happened after I installed dropline gnome. I am also looking forward for a solution. Hope I won't rollback to KDE for this annoying problem.
 
Old 03-11-2004, 06:14 PM   #7
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I also have the exact same problem as well, except i can't browser windows machines or linux/samba machines in the same workgroup. when i goto smb:/// i get

<snip>
Sorry, couldn't display all the contents of "smb:///".
</snip>
 
Old 03-11-2004, 09:10 PM   #8
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When I go to smb:/// (3 slashes) it says:

"smb:///" is not a valid location. Please check the spelling and try again.

But what I was talking about earlier, when I go to smb:// (2 slashes) it actually crashes crashes. With one slash, I get the same error I got for three slases. smb:// and only smb:// (2 slashes) CRASHES. That is bizarre.

I see I'm not the only one with this problem, has anybody solved it?
 
Old 03-15-2004, 11:19 AM   #9
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This might be rude, but-

Bump
 
Old 03-25-2004, 07:05 PM   #10
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Looks like we have to wait for some updated version (I have the same issue).

Check this link: http://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/....cgi?id=116552
 
Old 03-25-2004, 07:13 PM   #11
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Try reinstalling your samba package; that did it for me.
 
Old 03-27-2004, 06:55 PM   #12
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Well I may a Linux "newbie" but I am old school BSD.
I was havin' the same problem and here is my fix.

Once you have your smb.conf set either through the cli or swat open the "Network Servers" window. Click on the "Network Neighborhood" icon, you will get the error. Note: I still have not found how to change the /// to //. Anyway click the address bar "smb:///" and make it "smb://your network name here" , hit enter, and enter your user name and password as you configured it for smb or any valid user on your system.
Once you have done this create a bookmark in the bookmarks menu.
TADA done. You can then put this bookmark on your desktop or any other place you wish. Note: do remember to make samba start at boot in the rc.d of /etc.
 
  


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