I am very new to ubuntu OS, so please bear with me here. I have just installed 12.04.2 alongside Windows on my system, with most resources devoted to the ubuntu side. I am attempting to share folders with another computer on our home network that is running 13.04 w/out any Windows. As far as I can tell, we've both got samba properly installed to start.
More specifically, on my machine (the 12.04) I can see the shared folder from 13.04, but when I try to open it I am prompted for a password that, to my knowledge, was never set up. There are username, domain, and password sections to be filled in, with defaults in username and domain (my username and WORKGROUP, respectively). The password field is empty. So what is this password? The one for my computer? the other computer? a workgroup I never set up? other?
Problem 2: On the 13.04 machine, I can see the shared folder on this computer, but instead of asking for a password the connection keeps timing out.
Sorry to ask two separate questions about two different systems. I hope that I provided enough detail, as this is my first time here.
Thanks in advance.