At home we have an old P III 500 MHz, 384 MB RAM, acting as a file and print server, running Kubuntu 6.10 with smb server. It mainly hosts our music and photo collection.
On our other home computers these smb shares are mounted permanently by adding this line to /etc/fstab
Everything is connected by a Linksys DSL modem/router.
//192.168.1.120/gedeeld /media/atlas/gedeeld smbfs credentials=/root/.smbcredentials,noatime,nobrl,umask=000,uid=1000,gid=1000 0 0
Problem acts up when we try to play music on one of the wireless computers. During playback of mp3's, the system hangs for a few seconds, after which it resumes. Tried all sorts of players (Rhythmbox, Banshee, Exaile...) and this happens with normal 128 kbps mp"'s.
I first noticed this on our desktop downstairs, which is connected with an USB wireless Interface (WUSB54G), but lately I found that my Asus eee 900 suffers the same. Weird thing is that under windows XP there is no problem at all.
Is it possible to fine tune smb.conf somehow, or does it have something to do with the wireless drivers in Ubuntu? Can't seem to find much about this on the internet, except for this old thread.