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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> wrote:
>>>    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
karmic) IMO.

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