View Full Version : [ubuntu] [SOLVED] SAMBA / CIFS login failure with Karmic Koala - punctuation in sudo password

March 28th, 2010, 09:40 AM
Someone might find this useful:

After upgrading my desktop computer (DESKTOP) and my eeepc laptop (LAPTOP) to Ubuntu 9.10, Karmic Koala, I found it impossible to access password-protected samba shares.

More accurately, I could not access password-protected LAPTOP shares from DESKTOP, but it worked in the other direction. I realised that the only thing that differed on the two computers was the sudo password. The desktop password began with a punctuation mark - a bracket. When I changed the password, the share finally worked.

It took me three weeks to figure that out, so if anyone else has the same problem, perhaps this post will help.