[Bug 68611] Browsing a SMB network fails in strange ways

Panagiotis Issaris takis at issaris.org
Fri Oct 27 13:27:16 UTC 2006

Public bug reported:

Binary package hint: libgnomevfs2-extra

When using the "Places->Network Servers" menu in Ubuntu 6.10, in our
network, one first sees an icon titled "Windows Network". After
doubleclicking on this icon, a list of workgroup names appear, some have
an icon representing this, some have a blank rectangular icon. When
doubleclicking on a non-blank icon, one sees the hosts without that
workgroup, and again, some are represented with a blank icon, other with
a "real" icon. When one doubleclicks on such a "real" icon, the shares
are shown as they should be.

The problem occurs with the groups and hosts represented by the blank
icons. When clicking on those, we're getting a errormessage saying:
"Couldn't display smb://edm/WVANHAEVRE. The location is not a folder.".

What is very weird, is that by using the "Reload" button on Nautilus,
the icons of the hosts change, in that some that used to have a blank
icon, get a real one, and some having a real one, get a blank icon.
Which one gets which icon seems to happen at random.

This makes browsing very unpleasant, and rather unusable. It gives it a
rather broken appearance.

I will try to attach some screenshots illustrating this. If this can't
be done within lanchpad, I'll upload them to Flickr.

** Affects: gnome-vfs2 (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: Unconfirmed

Browsing a SMB network fails in strange ways

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