View Full Version : [ubuntu] Ubuntu Media Center - Can't connect to SMB Share

December 27th, 2008, 10:14 PM
I'm at my wits end, Hoping you folks can help me out.

I've got Ubuntu 8.10 running on all my machines in the house, Recently I put together a media center running 8.10 over my Wifi network.

I've setup my Samba shares, and can connect to them via XBMC on both an XBOX and the Ubuntu box I built. However I cannot find the Samba shares through Network>Places or through Places>Connect to Server (once in a while it just works randomly).

The box i built is not powerful enough to run XBMC so I need to connect to these shares through Nautilus or Places. Sometimes if I launch XBMC find the shares then close XBMC I'm able to view the SMB shares through Places>Network.

How can I set my shares so they are always visible? I'm freaking out its really annoying. I've re-installed Ubuntu 4 times (no idea why) I can't figure this out can someone help?

December 27th, 2008, 10:53 PM
If this regards to Samba:
It should be working if you add or replace the following parameters of your
Samba configuration in /etc/samba/smb.conf

Global section:

security = share

and in the shares section:

[Name of your Share]
writeable = yes
browseable = yes
guest ok = yes

If you are still stuck, please post your smb.conf here.
Unfortunately, I don't know anything about XMBC.