[ubuntu-uk] Strange file sharing problem

Matthew Daubney matt at daubers.co.uk
Sat Mar 5 08:14:20 UTC 2011

On Fri, 2011-03-04 at 19:58 +0000, John MM wrote:
> Ok, I just wondered, can I ask the question again, I have managed to get 
> the computers to see each other, but I cannot get Nautilus to show the 
> directories, from either the Ubuntu partition or the Windows Partition. 
> When I go into Places>Network, I click on the Icon in there, and still 
> get Unable to mount location - Failed to retrieve share list from 
> server. I have searched for that using Google, not much comes up, that I 
> can understand anyway. I am still wondering if it is a 
> Permissions/ownership thing. Is there a command in the Terminal I can 
> use to see why Nautilus camt view the files.

Not sure if this will help, but I've never got nautilus to work happily
in that manner with SMB, however, if you hit ctrl+l in a nautilus window
it will drop you into the address bar. Now just type smb://192.168.x.x/
and hit enter. 

It should now show you the available shares for that machine.

If it doesn't, in a terminal, type "nautilus" and try again. If you
still get any errors, see if it dumps anything into the terminal window
and if it does, paste that back to us here.

-Matt Daubney

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