SOLVED Re: Another networking problem
christopherpb at voomtech.com
Tue Dec 30 18:57:26 UTC 2008
Christopher Biessener wrote:
> John French wrote:
>> Almost everything works fine - everyone can connect to the internet, and
>> the Windows machines can see the shares on all the other systems, and I
>> have even copied files from one Ubuntu system to the other when sitting
>> at a Windows machine. BUT I can't see the other systems from the Ubuntu
>> machines. From the server, by going to Places > Network, I can see the
>> host names, but not the files on them - if I click on a system, it does
>> nothing for about 30 sec. and then shows a blank screen.
> I've had the same problem since the Ubuntu updates on Dec 4th. I tried
> posting my issue before but had no response. I can ping just fine using
> hostname. If I try to connect to the Windows share with the same
> launcher that used to work I get the following error:
> Couldn't display "smb://voomfs/public/".
> Error: Failed to mount Windows share
> Please select another viewer and try again.
> I don't believe it's a DNS issue, but rather a samba issue. I have
> tried to reinstall samba from a clean slate. I've even tried smb2www
> and smbc as alternate viewers to nautilus. Nothing works. I don't
> remember what the Dec 4th updates were, nor am I familiar enough with
> Ubuntu or Synaptic to figure out how to back out the updates. (BTW, I
> am also running Hardy.)
> Thank you,
> Christopher Biessener
OK, I found /var/run/dpkg.log and identified the packages that were
updated on 12-4-08. One at a time I downgraded them. The list of
hal-info 20080317+git20080318-1ubuntu4 from hal-info
libsnmp15 5.4.1~dfsg-4ubuntu4 from libsnmp15 5.4.1~dfsg-4ubuntu4.2
libsnmp-base 5.4.1~dfsg-4ubuntu4 from libsnmp-base
libc6-dev 2.7-10ubuntu3 from libc6-dev 2.7-10ubuntu4
libc6 2.7-10ubuntu3 from libc6 2.7-10ubuntu4
My Windows network browsing still didn't work, then I realized I had
downgraded samba. I re-upgraded samba and now I can once again browse
my Windows network.
Recap - I'm not sure at this point which of the 5 upgrades listed above
is the culprit. I don't care as I've got my network working again. If
I find the specific culprit I will update this thread.
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