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    smbmount on desktop ok but not on laptop

    Hi,

    I can issue this command :

    smbmount //192.168.1.10/PUBLIC nas1

    on my desktop PC running Ubuntu 7.10

    but on my laptop running Ubuntu 8.04

    it fails.

    Any idea what I need to do to fix it?

    the error is :
    error 20 Not a directory

    thanks
    Last edited by linuxonbute; July 4th, 2008 at 09:54 AM. Reason: added info

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    Re: smbmount on desktop ok but not on laptop

    are you able to ping 192.168.1.10 successfully from the laptop

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    Re: smbmount on desktop ok but not on laptop

    Quote Originally Posted by superprash2003 View Post
    are you able to ping 192.168.1.10 successfully from the laptop
    Yes, no problem.
    I can also access it via the web interface.

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    Re: smbmount on desktop ok but not on laptop

    go to the terminal and type sudo nautilus smb://192.168.1.10 .. now are you able to see the files?

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    Re: smbmount on desktop ok but not on laptop

    Quote Originally Posted by superprash2003 View Post
    go to the terminal and type sudo nautilus smb://192.168.1.10 .. now are you able to see the files?
    No. Message was : Couldn't display "smb://192.168.1.10".
    Nautilus cannot handle smb: locations.

    However nautilus smb://192.168.1.10 ( without the sudo )

    does work!!!!!!!!!!!
    Last edited by linuxonbute; July 4th, 2008 at 07:25 PM. Reason: more info

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    Re: smbmount on desktop ok but not on laptop

    strange..now try mounting again also try changing mount folder to some directory in your home folder

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    Re: smbmount on desktop ok but not on laptop

    Quote Originally Posted by superprash2003 View Post
    strange..now try mounting again also try changing mount folder to some directory in your home folder
    I did, but it doesn't work and nas1 is a folder in my home directory.

    That is what is so baffling.

    What I am trying to do is set this up so I have an automatic way of keeping all my work identical on each machine so if i edit a document when working on one it will actually be the same document when i view it on the other.

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    Re: smbmount on desktop ok but not on laptop

    Quote Originally Posted by linuxonbute View Post
    I did, but it doesn't work and nas1 is a folder in my home directory.

    That is what is so baffling.

    What I am trying to do is set this up so I have an automatic way of keeping all my work identical on each machine so if i edit a document when working on one it will actually be the same document when i view it on the other.
    Update.
    From my laptop :-
    I can access the web interface to my nas box 192.168.1.10
    but not the web interface to my adsl modem/router 192.168.1.1
    I can also ping both from it.
    My modem/router is set up to allow all local ie 192.168.1.0
    to access the intranet and I have no problem from my desktop (192.168.1.30)

    Has anyone any idea why there is this problem?

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    Smile Re: smbmount on desktop ok but not on laptop

    Just an update to my problem which began :

    I can issue this command :

    smbmount //192.168.1.10/PUBLIC nas1

    on my desktop PC running Ubuntu 7.10

    but on my laptop running Ubuntu 8.04

    it fails.

    Any idea what I need to do to fix it?

    the error is :
    error 20 Not a directory

    Added info was :
    From my laptop :-
    I can access the web interface to my nas box 192.168.1.10
    but not the web interface to my adsl modem/router 192.168.1.1
    I can also ping both from it.
    My modem/router is set up to allow all local ie 192.168.1.0
    to access the intranet and I have no problem from my desktop (192.168.1.30)

    From my desktop PC I can access both web interfaces.

    To try to track down the problem, which I now have come to believe is something to do with the version of some part of Ubuntu 8.04, I have tried the following:

    Replaced network manager with wicd. --- No change.

    Tried connecting via wired network. ---- can connect to my routers web interface as well BUT smbmount still fails with the same message.

    Can anyone suggest what else I can try or better still a full solution?
    Thanks

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    Re: smbmount on desktop ok but not on laptop

    After further thought I am coming to the conclusion that this is a bug in the software.

    But which bit? How can I report a bug if I cannot identify which piece of software is at fault?

    Could it be the version of libsmbclient?

    If so, could I replace it with the version in 7.10 and if so how?

    Would I need to run dpkg or something else, as synaptic doesn't seem to have an option to install an older version of any software?

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