I had set up Samba so I could have access to files on my Windows desktop from my Ubuntu 7.10 laptop. Today I decided I would upgrade to 8.04. After upgrading to 8.04 my network shares are no longer being mounted. I've checked for errors with Samba, but all the logs are clean. When I try to mount -a it will sit forever without exiting (no error code or anything). But I can access the shares if I do Places - Connect to server. What is preventing the shares from being mounted properly like they were in 7.10?
I've also noticed odd behavior where after I reboot and log in I have to issue ifdown wlan0 and then ifup wlan0 or my wireless adapter doesn't work properly. Any idea what's up with that? I use ndiswrapper and the net5416 driver from Windows XP for my lovely Atheros wireless adapter.