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    Password dialog keeps popping up when trying to connect to shared PC

    I've read several threads, applied the fixes outlined here: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1655434
    I've rebooted both systems.
    I'm still getting the never ending password box and unable to access the windows machine shares. I have NO Windows Live software installed.
    Suggestions? Help?

    It wasn't working on 12.1 suddenly (it used to work fine) so I updated to 13.04, still not working. I'll boot up 12.04 on the other partition and see if that works but I'd like it to work on 13.04 and into the future as well.

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    Re: Password dialog keeps popping up when trying to connect to shared PC

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    Re: Password dialog keeps popping up when trying to connect to shared PC

    I saw that and we're all in WORKGROUP, I can see the computer under 'Network' in Thunar so most of those steps don't seem to apply to my situation, right?
    Anyway, I did go through step 1 just to make sure, I did step 2 as well just to make sure (so far everything jives, remember this used to work just fine a few weeks ago), I also went through 3. Step 4 is also right on, exactly as he shows it should be with no firewall. I checked out step 5, but I didn't try anything with it since I can't see any drives on the computer I'm trying to access since I can't get past the password prompt.

    Here's my samba.conf

    Code:
    [global]
    client use spnego = no
    netbios name = Samba24
    server string = Samba file and print server
    workgroup = Workgroup
    name resolve order = bcast host
    security = user
    hosts allow = 127. 192.168.0.
    interfaces = 127.0.0.1/8 192.168.0.0/24
    bind interfaces only = yes
    remote announce = 192.168.0.255
    remote browse sync = 192.168.0.255
    printcap name = cups
    load printers = yes
    cups options = raw
    printing = cups
    guest account = smbguest
    log file = /var/log/samba/samba.log
    max log size = 1000
    null passwords = no
    username level = 6
    password level = 6
    encrypt passwords = true
    unix password sync = yes
    socket options = TCP_NODELAY SO_RCVBUF=8192 SO_SNDBUF=8192
    local master = no
    domain master = no
    preferred master = no
    domain logons = no
    os level = 33
    logon drive = m:
    logon home = \\%L\homes\%u
    logon path = \\%L\profiles\%u
    logon script = %G.bat
    time server = no
    name resolve order = wins lmhosts bcast host
    wins support = no
    wins proxy = no
    dns proxy = no
    preserve case = yes
    short preserve case = yes
    client use spnego = no
    client signing = no
    client schannel = no
    server signing = no
    server schannel = no
    nt pipe support = yes
    nt status support = yes
    allow trusted domains = no
    obey pam restrictions = yes
    enable spoolss = yes
    client plaintext auth = no
    disable netbios = no
    follow symlinks = no
    update encrypted = yes
    pam password change = no
    passwd chat timeout = 120
    hostname lookups = no
    username map = /etc/samba/smbusers
    passdb backend = tdbsam
    passwd program = /usr/bin/passwd '%u'
    passwd chat = *New*password* %n\n *ReType*new*password* %n\n *passwd*changed*\n
    add user script = /usr/sbin/useradd -d /dev/null -c 'Samba User Account' -s /dev/null '%u'
    add user to group script=/usr/sbin/useradd -d /dev/null -c 'Samba User Account' -s /dev/null -g '%g' '%u'
    add group script = /usr/sbin/groupadd '%g'
    delete user script = /usr/sbin/userdel '%u'
    delete user from group script = /usr/sbin/userdel '%u' '%g'
    delete group script = /usr/sbin/groupdel '%g'
    add machine script = /usr/sbin/useradd -d /dev/null -g sambamachines -c 'Samba Machine Account' -s /dev/null -M '%u'
    machine password timeout = 120
    idmap uid = 16777216-33554431
    idmap gid = 16777216-33554431
    template shell = /dev/null
    winbind use default domain = yes
    winbind separator = @
    winbind cache time = 360
    winbind trusted domains only = yes
    winbind nested groups = no
    winbind nss info = no
    winbind refresh tickets = no
    winbind offline logon = no
    client use spnego = no
    
    [homes]
    comment = Home Directories
    path = /home
    valid users = %U
    read only = no
    available = yes
    browseable = yes
    writable = yes
    guest ok = no
    public = no
    printable = no
    locking = no
    strict locking = no
    
    [netlogon]
    comment = Network Logon Service
    path = /var/lib/samba/netlogon
    read only = no
    available = yes
    browseable = yes
    writable = no
    guest ok = no
    public = no
    printable = no
    locking = no
    strict locking = no
    
    [profiles]
    comment = User Profiles
    path = /var/lib/samba/profiles
    read only = no
    available = yes
    browseable = yes
    writable = yes
    guest ok = no
    public = no
    printable = no
    create mode = 0600
    directory mask = 0700
    locking = no
    strict locking = no
    
    [printers]
    comment = All Printers
    path = /var/spool/samba
    browseable = yes
    writable = no
    guest ok = no
    public = no
    printable = yes
    locking = no
    strict locking = no
    
    [pdf-documents]
    path = /var/lib/samba/pdf-documents
    comment = Converted PDF Documents
    admin users = %U
    available = yes
    browseable = yes
    writeable = yes
    guest ok = yes
    locking = no
    strict locking = no
    
    [pdf-printer]
    path = /tmp
    comment = PDF Printer Service
    printable = yes
    guest ok = yes
    use client driver = yes
    printing = bsd
    print command = /usr/bin/gadmin-samba-pdf %s %u
    lpq command =
    lprm command =

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    Re: Password dialog keeps popping up when trying to connect to shared PC

    It's working flawlessly fromm my 12.04.2 LTS install on the same laptop, good thing I keep 12.04 around 'just in case'. I'd love to get it working in 13.04 though. Should I compare my samab.conf between installs or should I figure out which samba version I have and try to downgrade? (how would I even do that?)

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    Re: Password dialog keeps popping up when trying to connect to shared PC

    Quote Originally Posted by Huzudra View Post
    It's working flawlessly fromm my 12.04.2 LTS install on the same laptop, good thing I keep 12.04 around 'just in case'. I'd love to get it working in 13.04 though.
    Do you know that 13.04 is only supported for 9 months and will reach its End Of Life in January next year? Any good enough reason to go with it instead of sticking with the LTS?

    Downgrading samba should be as easy as removing and re-installing both samba and winbind with "sudo apt-get install samba=<preferred version> winbind=<preferred version>", but I don't think it is going to help.

    I have almost zero experience with samba, so can't really help with that. But you may be able to get plenty of support on the thread I linked to, since it is full of people who had such issues and have good experience with samba and related stuff.

    Good Luck, and sorry for not being able to help with this.

    PS:
    In my very limited personal experience with Windows browsing, the password prompt issue always happened to be a problem on Windows side, a firewall issue. However, I always had admin access to those machines, so I just used to use (and remember until reboot) the administrator (or an admin user) ID/Password in the password dialogue. It allowed me access and I never bothered with troubleshooting it.
    Last edited by varunendra; July 4th, 2013 at 10:19 PM. Reason: typo
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