Hello all. I just installed Lubuntu a few days ago, and am coming along with general setup and tweaking in my spare time. This weekend I decided to tackle getting my home network established with my Windows machine. Here's where I'm at...
I've installed all Samba packages, Gigolo, and gvfs-fuse. In Samba I've added my Home folder, made it writable and visible, and set the access options (more on that in a minute). As far as I can tell my shared folders are set up properly in XP (had another XP machine networked to it previously). I can now access my shared Lubuntu folder(s) from my XP machine. The only quirk I'm seeing is that when I have the access option in Samba set to "only allow access to specific users", with my user name and/or "nobody" ticked below then XP requires a user name and password to access the folder. The problem is that it doesn't seem to accept what I give it. It just reloads the pop-up with my password hilighted, as if it wants different information. I know my password is correct, as I've had to use it constantly while tweaking Lubuntu. And I'm %99.99999 certain of my user name. Anyway - I can change the Samba settings to "Allow access to everyone", and it lets me in without a fuss. But I'm really wondering why it won't take my info. Any ideas?
As far as accessing my Windows files from Lubuntu, I've hit a bit of a wall. Apparently pcmanfm doesn't have an implementation for an equivalent to Windows "Network Places", and I couldn't get Samba to show my XP machine at all. So based on this thread (<--link) (post #6) I installed Gigolo and gvfs-fuse. I think the Gigolo package is over my head though, as I can't seem to figure out how to use it. It shows my XP computer, but says that "no shares are found". Unfortunately I have no idea what to do with it from here. The help file is obviously not geared toward newbs, and I can't seem to find any kind of tutorial online. Do I need both Samba and Gigolo?
Any advice here would be much appreciated. Thanks!