thank you, solve my problem.
Thank you for this comprehensive guide! I have been combing the net for a few days trying to solve this problem. Every other guide wanted to only address your Problem 2. I would only get the error intermittently. So, obviously that wasn't the fix I needed and, for the life of me, I could not pin down the culprit. Turned out to be the Windows LIVE software that came with the Wife's laptop!! I uninstalled all LIVE components, restarted and BAM! Worked.
Running 12.04LTS on mine and Win7 on the Wife's laptop.
Last edited by CharlesA; June 7th, 2013 at 08:26 PM. Reason: snipped Windows rage
Correct me if I'm wrong but if you want to use wins in the nsswitch file, don't you need to have a wins server on the network? This post doesn't mention that for what I could tell. Maybe I over looked it. Oops! I did (Wins Support = Yes).
Last edited by axismann; June 14th, 2013 at 10:44 PM.
To correctly configure nmbd for name browsing support, you'll need to do a lot of digging through here: http://www.samba.org/samba/docs/man/...-3/nmbd.8.html
Otherwise, I suggest turning off "wins support" in smb.conf and using winbind instead, because it mostly works out of the box in the largest variety of networking situations.
See also my post here: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...7#post11612737
And here: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...3#post11850323
Last edited by dmizer; July 1st, 2013 at 03:29 PM.
Oh, come on it can't be this complicated!
99% of the time it isn't!
- It is an omnibus tutorial which was created to provide fixes for more than one common NetBIOS resolution problem.
- It's wordy because I took a lot of time explaining the "why" of the problems in hopes that people could find their own answers if mine did not fix their particular problem.
- It addresses problems and fixes that changed across several versions of Ubuntu, some of which are out of date but I no longer have the time, motivation, nor experience to maintain the original tutorial.
Is this tutorial supposed to work with Windows 8 and Ubuntu 13.04? Cause, I just tried it and it does not work.... Any ideas of what might be going wrong? I would post my smb.conf file, but it is the same as the default except for the changes that you have mentioned.