OOo and smb

O. Sinclair o.sinclair at
Fri Jan 5 03:52:45 GMT 2007

Michael W. Holdeman wrote:
> On Tuesday 02 January 2007 05:28, O. Sinclair wrote:
>> Michael W. Holdeman wrote:
>>> On Wednesday 27 December 2006 01:27, O. Sinclair wrote:
>>>> Chris Miller wrote:
>>>>> I wasn't aware it didn't work.  Are there any other more detailed
>>>>> symptoms you can give me?  So far I have two mysterious black boxes in
>>>>> my head with a beige Cat5e cable strung between them suspended in the
>>>>> swirling mists of my mind's eye (on the familar, soft velvety black
>>>>> backdrop).
>>>>> On 12/26/06, Michael W. Holdeman <lists at> wrote:
>>>>>> I srill must solve this issue, How can I get OOo to open and save
>>>>>> files on smb shares?
>>>>>> I have installed openoffice-gnome nd gnome-vfs, but still no go?
>>>>>> Mike
>>>> The problem is with Win2003 boxes, Chris. I am the one who tipped about
>>>> the gnome-vfs that I have had working before. Ooo only opens in
>>>> read-only on Win2003 shares unless you trick it by using cifs instead of
>>>> smb or load the gnome-vfs that does not have the problem.
>>>> Mike - I am home on Xmas leave, when I get back in office I will do a
>>>> proper check on the boxes I have working.
>>>> Sinclair
>>> Sinclair,
>>> Here is what I have done, I try with just OOo-2.0.4 running and it won't
>>> even open the docs, After installing openoffice-gnome, and gnome-vfs it
>>> will open read only.
>>> I am now also considering that the department wants to mount everyone's
>>> home directopries on this w2003 server, then they could login from any
>>> desktop in the department and have the same home. Is this working? Can I
>>> just add the parent share to fstab and mount it then just link to the
>>> various users homes? I take it I would have to assign each user account
>>> on each desktop the same UID, and then set it up to authenticate somehow
>>> with kde to the appropriate home upon login.
>>> Mike
>> Here is the full string for mounting r/w an smb-share on a Win2003
>> server (running fine on Kubuntu Dapper 6.06 and Edgy 6.10)
>> Create a file "" with this string
>> 'mount -t cifs //server-ipnumber/validservershare /mnt/validmntfolder -o
>> username=validuseronserver,password=passwordforthatuseronserver,user,
>> fmask=0111,dmask=0000'
>> then make the file executable. Then you have to include it in the users
>> loginscript by copying it to /etc/init.d and run some command I can't
>> remember at this moment.
>> Alternatively have the user run the script with sudo when they want to
>> mount their shares.
> How do you allow the "user" to execute it on login, do you have to edit 
> sudoers?
> Mike
Sorry unclear about that, you have to be logged in as the user in 
question when you do this setup.


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