Excellent thread Thanks!!
I'm a newbie to Xubuntu and my experience might be helpful. I found the easiest way to access my network files was by clicking on 'computer' in Accessories. This gives me the Nautilus Gnome file manager that lets me 'go' to Network and gives me access to any computers on my network. I don't use Thunar at all. Very simple for someone like me that knows nothing about the innards of Linux.
Note: I installed Ubuntu first and then added Xfce, so am not sure if a basic Xubuntu install will give you the Nautilus file manager or if you have to add it.
Running Xubuntu/Ubuntu on an8 year old Dell with 128Meg ram. Works great!
Has anyone gotten this to work on xubuntu with the share needing a password? I did a fresh install of xubuntu gutsy, did not do any updates, set my username and password in fusesmb.conf and it was working. Then I turned on automatic updates and let it update. Now I can only see the workgroup, server, and share but I cannot see inside the share. The connection times out and I think that fusesmb is ignoring the conf settings. I know the server is fine because this was working, and I can access it fine when I boot windows. Any ideas?
Nice howto. A while ago I used nautilus because of its samba support.
Have I done something wrong if I can see my samba share, but under workgroup I can't see any other computers but mine?
Since I don't use Xubuntu, but use Gutsy alternate install+xfce4, I don't have user account manager GUI. But i added myself to /etc/groups file:
If I haven't mounted /media/network yet, thenCode:fuse:x:106:virx
After mounting I get strange "test" message:Code:/media$ ls -la total 52 drwxr-xr-x 7 root root 4096 2007-11-22 19:23 . drwxr-xr-x 21 root root 4096 2007-10-30 20:39 .. lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 6 2007-10-30 20:33 cdrom -> cdrom0 drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 2007-10-30 20:33 cdrom0 lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 7 2007-10-30 20:33 floppy -> floppy0 drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 2007-10-30 20:33 floppy0 drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 2007-11-11 22:24 iso drwxrwxrwx 2 virx fuse 4096 2007-11-22 19:23 network drwxrwx--- 1 root plugdev 28672 2007-11-07 22:08 sdb1
And permissions change too:Code:/media$ fusesmb /media/network/ test
Does it mean other computers cannot write themselves into that directory, since there is no permission for "fuse"?Code::/media$ ls -la total 48 drwxr-xr-x 7 root root 4096 2007-11-22 19:23 . drwxr-xr-x 21 root root 4096 2007-10-30 20:39 .. lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 6 2007-10-30 20:33 cdrom -> cdrom0 drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 2007-10-30 20:33 cdrom0 lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 7 2007-10-30 20:33 floppy -> floppy0 drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 2007-10-30 20:33 floppy0 drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 2007-11-11 22:24 iso drwxr-xr-x 3 virx virx 4096 2007-11-22 19:27 network drwxrwx--- 1 root plugdev 28672 2007-11-07 22:08 sdb1
So I tried started from the beginning. At first undid everything at opposite order and then carefully did every step from HOWTO.
What I didn't get was any changes to fuse, but what I got was getting rid of networking configuration - I guess thanks to removing fusesmb packet and removing "fuse" fom /etc/modules (It was there before I started messing with fuse - so I should have not delete it). After reboot Got message something like: no /etc/networking/interfaces file. After recreating it:
In some strange reason I had 2 NICs in my PC, so I managed to get networking up again through the other NIC, but cannot use networking service, because of missing configuration.
ifconfig shows at eth0 (NIC i used before messing with fuse):
in last line - "Interrupt:21 Base address:0x2000"
Is there any way for recovering network settings?
EDIT: aptitude reinstall ifupdown helped.
Now I only have fuse problem, can someone give me any guidlines for seeing other computers from network directory?
Last edited by virx; November 27th, 2007 at 08:36 PM.
like so many others...
I wish to thank you very much!
I also made a launcher to fusesmb.cache in the panel, so it's really really easy to browse the network and keep mounts fresh.
huzzah! this has made my xfce experience much better.
I did the recipe sent by Taz and I had no problems. Xubuntu 7.10 on PIII with 550 MHz and 400 Mb RAM.