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Old 07-23-2016, 02:32 PM   #1
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Failed to open "/ on ". The specific location is not supported


I have to sort this out. What's the different between Samba and cifs-utils?

I've done it before without any problem, but now when i click on the Browse network tab i recieve a error message that say -Failed to open "/ on ". The specificlocation is not supported.

Im trying to access my shared folder that are shared from my Windows PC, and as i said before, there was no problem earlier when i tried it. But now when i've re-installed Trusty there's no way to even find the Windows PC.

So i've read alot of guides and some say Samba while other say cifs-utils. I've tried them both and non of them works. And yes, i've tried with a correct setup of samba.conf.
 
Old 07-23-2016, 04:06 PM   #2
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samba is the linux implementation of the Windows SMB/CIFS network protocol for sharing files and printers. It consists basically two parts i.e. server and client of which its many parts are divided into several packages. The client part is included in cifs-utils.

However, the error is from the file browser which contains its own CIFS client code and does not depend on cifs-utils. smb.conf is only for configuring the server. What file browser depends on which Ubuntu/desktop version you are running.
 
Old 07-23-2016, 05:18 PM   #3
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samba is the linux implementation of the Windows SMB/CIFS network protocol for sharing files and printers. It consists basically two parts i.e. server and client of which its many parts are divided into several packages. The client part is included in cifs-utils.

However, the error is from the file browser which contains its own CIFS client code and does not depend on cifs-utils. smb.conf is only for configuring the server. What file browser depends on which Ubuntu/desktop version you are running.
Thanks for reply. Been searching answer on this problem for several days now and this is the first answer i got so far
As i said before, i'm running Trusty so it should be 14.04.4 LTS? I might have to add that i'm not that familiar with Linux so it might be a simple solution for this.

I do not want to share any files from the Ubuntu PC, i just want to get access to the files that are shared from the Windows PC
 
Old 07-23-2016, 05:34 PM   #4
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I will assume your using nautilus for the file browser.

From the menu select <go> <location> then type in the window
smb://windows_name

Then press enter.

If you do not know the windows name then you can use its IP address. If that does not work then post the error message.

There seems to be a few bugs.

Last edited by michaelk; 07-23-2016 at 05:36 PM.
 
Old 07-24-2016, 08:11 AM   #5
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Oh crap. Forgot to mention that i installed XFCE. Did just lookup which file browser i have and it say Thunar 1.6.3, so sorry about that.

But i tried what you said and nothing happens when i press enter. There's just a stop symbol before the adress.
 
Old 07-24-2016, 08:55 AM   #6
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Make sure the gvfs and gvfs-smb packages are installed. Been awhile since I've played with xfce/thunar.
 
Old 07-24-2016, 11:46 AM   #7
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(trusty)xxx@localhost:~$ sudo apt-get install gvfs
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
gvfs is already the newest version.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 5 not upgraded.
(trusty)xxx@localhost:~$ sudo apt-get install gvfs-smb
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
E: Unable to locate package gvfs-smb


EDIT: Solved the Samba installation problem, but my main problem is still open :/
EDIT 2: Finally! Googled the whole web and find a answer. I was missing some packages like gvfs-backends, gvfs-common, gvfs-fuse etc. After i installed then i was finally able to find my Windows PC.
Thanks for the help

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Old 07-24-2016, 04:09 PM   #8
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