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Thu Jan 28 00:56:21 UTC 2010
On 01/27/2010 04:31 PM, Ross Schoenauer wrote:
> Johnneylee Rollins wrote:
>> On Wed, Jan 27, 2010 at 9:06 AM, Ross Schoenauer <ross_s at cmc.net> wrote:
>>> NETWORKING PROBLEM
>>> I have 5 computers running a mix of ubuntu 9.10 and linux mint
>>> Gloria on a wired home network. None of these computers will network
>>> with each other. The all go on line and surf the web ok. When I click
>>> the networking icon it will go to 'windows networking', and I click
>>> that, which takes me to 'workgroup'. I click that and it states
>>> 'opening workgroup and then states 'unable to mount workgroup'. I can
>>> ping all the other computers on my network.
>>> I am stumped on what to do. Thanks for your help.
>> You need samba installed.
> I installed samba "sudo apt-get install samba". On one of my computers
> it removed a bunch of left over junk and then installed samba ok. Prity
> much the same results as before. I have used ubuntu from the 7.xx days.
> On those older systems net working worked right out of the box. I
> always had a samba entry in system-administrator which I could click to
> configure samba. The newer the system the harder it got to network. I
> do not have a entry for samba in system-administrator on any of my
> computers. The other computers all showed samba lnstalled and up to
> date when I ran "sudo apt-get install samba".
> Still stumped. Ross
So do you have any shared folders? Open Nautilus, right-click on a
folder you wish to share, select Properties|Share and elect to 'Share
this folder'. Doesn't do any good to install samba if you've nothing to
The newer the system/version the easier it is to perform samba sharing.
I've systems with Hardy, Jaunty, Karmic, Win2K, WinXP, and Win7 and can
honestly say that I have zero issues sharing amongst them with the
improvements in Karmic. I've not had to modify a samba config file since
Hardy/Intrepid - Samba does just work 'out-of-the-box' these days (in
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