Re: How to: Xubuntu - Thunar Native Windows Network Browsing
Having just gone through the whole setup of gigolo, I had a couple comments:
Originally Posted by foxy123
Browsing the network
Gigolo does allow you to browse the network. When I set it up, the network pane wasn't showing by default. Once I enabled it (view, side panel, then choose 'network' instead of 'bookmark') it was a better day.
Mods to make Gigolo work
Also, I went through the setup to add my user account, and setup gigolo to use thunar properly and it worked fine for me (instructions noted earlier in thread). The first time I tried it it worked. After a reboot or two, it stopped working. Later it was working. So ... I don't know. In the end I did create the shortcut.
I did not set Giolo to "Use Unix based volume manager", and it works fine. I did copy this script, which is supposed to be for when Giolo accesses local file/folders, but I don't think I'll use Giolo for them (http://wiki.xfce.org/gnomemount-replacement)
Accessing shares issue
One of the important issues I had when accessing network shares was access - when accessing a NTFS folder on a linux box I had setup and shared via a samba share, even though I set that folder to be accessed with "guest" it didn't work. I needed to login with proper user credentials (put in the user name in Gigolo).
Also - the mouse stopped working in Thunar. For the longest time I thought it had to due with the Gigolo setup, but it's not. There's a but in GTK apparently which causes Thunar to stop accepting mouse clicks in the main pane when: the view is 'detailed', and you double click an item. Just switch to a different view (icon or list). (http://bugzilla.xfce.org/show_bug.cgi?id=6230).
Future for Xubuntu/XFCE and Gigolo
Finally, I see Gigolo is being included in the 'goodies' package for xfce. I don't know if Xubuntu will take advantage of that, but it's there now for those that want it. (http://goodies.xfce.org/projects/app...s/start#gigolo)
Last edited by bluezeak; May 2nd, 2010 at 02:30 AM.