problem connecting to Windows network
glgxg at sbcglobal.net
Tue Sep 11 17:34:02 UTC 2007
On 09/08/2007 05:24 PM, Jimmy Wu wrote:
>> An update: just tried typing in the ip, and it works. Now my question is
>> what happened to the name resolution? Network printing won't work now
>> either, because the printer is attached to the Windows machine, and was set
>> up using the host name, not IP.
> found on ubuntuforums.org a few related threads
> one of them says that suddenly losing connection to Windows shares is a
> Ubuntu bug
> The thread was talking about Dapper I believe -- does this bug still exist
> in Feisty?
> I've tried starting nautilus in root and disabling firestarter, but nothing
> works. I haven't changed any settings and this used to work, so I don't
> know what's going on.
> I really would like some way to fix it, as now I can't print and I can't
> transfer files from the Windows computer to my Ubuntu one over the network
I had exactly the same problem. I think that the last major update must
have reset something. Anyway, here is what fixed it for me:
$ sudo apt-get install -reinstall samba samba-common smbfs smbclient
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