I am working with a fresh install of 11.10, installed samba from the software center, and I cannot get the GUI tool to work. That doesn't mean I'm dead in the water (I can fumble through the other methods to get there) but I have seen references in multiple places to this issue and I was curious if this was a real problem or a me-problem.
All of the packages appear to be installed/updated properly. Launching from Dash, it prompts for authenticated access and then nothing happens. Launching from a command line (gksu system-config-samba) it *was* giving this error 4 times:
(gksu:8137): Gtk-WARNING **: Unable to locate theme engine in module_path: "pixmap",...and then nothing. I found a reference to that error, and it went away with a
sudo apt-get install gtk2-engines-pixbufSo now when I try to launch from a command line, no errors now... just nothing. For reference:
dpkg -l | grep samba
ii samba 2:3.5.11~dfsg-1ubuntu2 SMB/CIFS file, print, and login server for Unix
ii samba-common 2:3.5.11~dfsg-1ubuntu2 common files used by both the Samba server and client
ii samba-common-bin 2:3.5.11~dfsg-1ubuntu2 common files used by both the Samba server and client
ii system-config-samba 1.2.63-0ubuntu4 GUI for managing samba shares and users
dpkg -l | grep smb
ii libsmbclient 2:3.5.11~dfsg-1ubuntu2 shared library for communication with SMB/CIFS servers
ii python-smbc 1.0.10-0ubuntu2 Python bindings for Samba clients (libsmbclient)
ii smbclient 2:3.5.11~dfsg-1ubuntu2 command-line SMB/CIFS clients for Unix
Any ideas how to further troubleshoot system-config-samba - is there a log file somewhere?