Gutsy nautilus cannot browse samba shares

Fajar Priyanto fajarpri at
Sat Nov 24 04:21:39 UTC 2007

Hello all,
Oh man... I've been troubleshooting this since last night.
I setup a samba shares on my notebook. Testing it with smbclient command, 
result is OK:
root at voyager2:~ # smbclient -L localhost
Domain=[MARS] OS=[Unix] Server=[Samba 3.0.26a]

        Sharename       Type      Comment
        ---------       ----      -------
        print$          Disk      Printer Drivers
        public          Disk      Untuk public share
        IPC$            IPC       IPC Service (voyager2 server (Samba, 
        c87             Printer   c87
Domain=[MARS] OS=[Unix] Server=[Samba 3.0.26a]

        Server               Comment
        ---------            -------
        VOYAGER2             voyager2 server (Samba, Ubuntu)

        Workgroup            Master
        ---------            -------
        MARS                 VOYAGER2

I can also connect to the share:
mount -t smbfs //localhost/public /mnt

But, I cannot browse the list using Nautilus. It's able to look at MARS, but 
when I click it errors "Cannot display content...."

So, finally, I'm testing by installing Centos using vmware, open it's 
Nautilus, and voila! It connects right away to it (the shares on my Ubuntu 
samba). So, I assume the flaw is with Gutsy's Nautilus?

Curiously, if I'm using the "Connect to server" menu from Nautilus, it 
connects without problem. It can also then can browse the share from network. 
But, when I umount the connection, some time later it will error again about 
cannot display the content of ...

Has anyone experience this?
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