Windows Share Does Not Want to Connect Ubuntu Laptop

Brian McKee brian.mckee at
Tue Nov 27 16:13:00 UTC 2007

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On 27-Nov-07, at 8:26 AM, Arnold Pietersen wrote:

> I have set up a Windows XP computer with a shared printer connected to
> it.  I use to print to it in the past from my Ubuntu laptop with no
> hassles and without having setup up anything. It somehow worked   
> "out of
> the box".
> Now lately I have been asked for username and password if I want to
> connect to the Windows XP computer. I am not able to retrace my  
> steps in
> terms of where it could have gone wrong.

> What is a minimal smb.conf file content in order to access the shared
> computer?  At the moment I have the following in smb.conf:

Wrong tree Arnold - smb.conf alters the settings for files etc the  
linux computer is sharing, i.e. the server configuration,
not for shares it's connecting to, the client configuration.

Have the user names and passwords for the Linux and Windows boxes  
gotten out of sync?

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