tomh0665 at gmail.com
Thu Jan 28 01:32:39 UTC 2010
>>>>> 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'.
>>>> 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".
>> 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'.
> Yes i have shared folders on all computers. Network will not see any
> other computers. All I get is "unable to mount workgroup". This happens
> with all of my computers.
Are all your boxes in the same workgroup?
Can you list the shares at the CLI?
smbclient -L <hostnetbios> -U <user>
smbclient -L -I <hostipaddress> -U <user>
Do you have samba users on your samba servers?
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