"Places->Connect To Server->Custom Location" not working

NoOp glgxg at sbcglobal.net
Tue Feb 2 18:12:17 UTC 2010

On 02/01/2010 11:44 PM, Hrishikesh Murali wrote:
> Hi,
> I am using Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala. I want to access a remote share
> "smb://<ip>/<share_name>".
> Until I was using Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope, I could just go to
> "Places->Connect To Server->Custom Location" and type
> "smb://<ip>/<share_name>". It would then ask for authentication and I could
> then access the share.
> But in Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala, I am not able to. It says "Cannot Connect
> to Server. You must enter a name for the server".
> The thing is that in Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala, I am able to access the share
> if I go to "Places->Home Folder" and type "smb://<ip>/<share_name>" in the
> "Location" field, but not through "Places->Connect To Server->Custom
> Location".
> Why is it so? Is this a bug, or am I the only one facing this problem?

Places|Connect to Server|Service type|Windows share|Server:

works for me.

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