question from ed
leftyfb at left-click.org
Wed Jan 7 20:47:39 GMT 2009
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This sounds like your problem:
That bug has been around since Hardy. They now JUST fixed it in upstream
and plan on patching it in Jaunty with possibly backport to Intrepid.
The bug affects quite a few different things including nautilus, samba,
Ralph deGennaro wrote:
> I have a very mixed environment of Windows machines, Mac's and Linux
> machines at work and home. I've gotten SAMBA to work on all of them for
> both sharing-out (serving) files as well as finding and accessing
> (client) files on other computers.
> One set of things that I've started to do that are reliable steps is to:
> 1. manually install samba (sudo apt-get install samba)
> 2. use a standard smb.conf (here
> <http://www.ibexits.com/main/tiki-index.php?page=smb.conf> is the
> one I start with)
> 3. modify appropriate section in the smb.conf & save
> 4. restart the computer
> The link, btw, is to my own company's website. We're going through
> changes in direction, projects, etc. But I will put up redirection
> links when the time comes.
> One thing that I've not had much success though is with shares that
> require authentication through Nautilus. And now I should apologize if
> I'm getting too obvious. Nautilus is the default "file manager" in
> Ubuntu. It servers the same function as Windows Explorer. Most new
> Windows machines (Vista) will have some type of permissions built-in
> now; also I'm in a shared network workspace so add permissions.
> Nautilus does not seem to list these shares (so if all have permissions
> setup, none will show in Places -> Network).
> I mostly use KDE (another desktop environment, which uses Dolphin
> instead of Nautlius). KDE allows you to specify the username/password.
> All the people I know using Gnome/Nautilus don't worry about sharing or
> I ask their help. :-) So I have never bothered to track down a
> solution for Nautilus in Gnome.
> Maybe someone else on the mailing list can help out in this regard. I
> know that's my problem, and may be related to Ed's as well.
> p.s. I had shared out my HP 6P printer for anyone in my shared
> workspace. Recently updates with Windows XP and Vista seem to have
> disabled thier printing. It seems to be because the workgroup of my
> Ubuntu server and everyone else's machines are different. Not sure that
> tidbit will help, but its "keep in the back of your head" type info.
> On Wed, Jan 7, 2009 at 8:05 AM, jimi o'beirne <jimobeirne at gmail.com
> <mailto:jimobeirne at gmail.com>> wrote:
> I use Samba on my Ubuntu system to share to Windows and can easily
> access my Windows dirs from Places/Network.
> Have also installed my Canon MP830 all in one and my HP laser Jet 4
> Plus from my windows box onto my Ubuntu and can printer from both.
> (With the HPLJ I had to do some digging but found the trick was to
> use the "HP LaserJet 4 Plus Foomatic/ljet4" driver)
> Jim O'Beirne
> On Tue, 2009-01-06 at 09:10 -0500, Martin Owens wrote:
>> There are some very standard ways to access windows network shares from
>> What methods have you tried? I've re-posted this to our mailing list for
>> greater audience.
>> Best Regards, Martin Owens
>> On Mon, 2009-01-05 at 23:28 -0500, ED LU wrote:
>> > Hi Martin,
>> > Happy New Year!
>> > I am writing to see if there is a way to restore or rescue my previous
>> > home network after the XP admin computer was converted to
>> > ubuntu... :(... i know it was totally my stupidity...
>> > what happened was i saved all the files from the admin computer to the
>> > home network but now i can't access from my other windows computer
>> > which is on the network...
>> > Now my question is: did i do anything damaging... how could i resolve
>> > this. how to reestablish the old home network with the ubuntu
>> > computer?
>> > I am so sorry to bother you again...
>> > Thanks,
>> > Ed
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