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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Bremgarten bei Bern, Swit

    default windows workgroup problem.

    Hello all,

    I have an ubuntu 8.10 desktop, that is connected to the corporate network, which is predomantly a windows environment.
    I can browse windows shares using Nautilus without any problem. I just enter a smb:// url in the address bar, and nautilus prompts me for workgroup, username and password. That works well.
    The problem is when I try to open certain documents directly from the share. When I double click on a word document OpenOffice is started. However, the files is not downloaded, OpenOffice gets passed an smb:// url of the document and tries to open it. This causes a new dialog to appear, prompting me again for username and password. However, in this dialog I cannot change the workgroup name, which is set to "WORKGROUP".
    So somewhere in my system the default workgroup used by the smb client libraries used by OpenOffice or Gnome, or whatever that prompted me has a default workgroup name set. I need to change this default workgroup name.
    I've chaned it in the /etc/samba/smb.conf file, but this did not have any effect.
    So where do I change the default workgroup used when a program like OpenOffice tries to open an smb:// url?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Lisboa, Portugal
    Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope

    Re: default windows workgroup problem.

    I'm having exactly the same problem as you, and tried the same solution with no luck.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Not heaven... Iowa

    Re: default windows workgroup problem.

    One potential option might be to mount the share. Perhaps it would provide a more permanent "link".
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