[xubuntu-users] Cannot add users in the Samba GUI

Scott Moore scottbomb at hotmail.com
Thu Nov 22 01:27:13 UTC 2012

This was a fresh install of 12.04 on old Dell Dimension, then immediately 
upgraded to 12.10.

I'm trying to create a Samba share using the (downloaded) Samba gui 
application listed in Software Center. I've done this many, many times 
before with the GUI. However this time, the dialogue box is not allowing me 
to create a password. I'm choosing "Only allow access to specific users" but 
there is nothing to click on to add a user. I clicked on the empty white box 
and something weird happens. If I just start typing, a text entry box pops 
up. I enter a username but I do not see it listed after hitting enter. Vey 
strange behavior for a GUI application. Missing text/instruction lines and 
maybe a button or two as well.

I uninstalled then re-installed. No change.
Ran dpkg-reconfigure samba. No change.
Ran dpkg-reconfigure system-config-samba. No change.

Any ideas? 

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