View Full Version : [SOLVED] lubuntu and windows shares - how?

January 1st, 2012, 11:17 PM
I've got a stock lubuntu install (10.10) however I can't get it to see any XP shares (any network at all tbh).

The explorer window (PCMan) has a go->network drives menu item, this just reports that 'The specified location is not supported' and the address is reported as network:///

The machine has got a samba client installed and for good measure I just installed the full package.

January 1st, 2012, 11:45 PM
I do not use Lubuntu so I don't know how much help I can be but when something similar happens to Ubuntu or Xubuntu it's usually because there are some packages missing:

sudo apt-get install gvfs-backends
sudo apt-get install gvfs-fuse

January 1st, 2012, 11:51 PM
You might need to logout and login after installing them - I know I had to in xubuntu.

January 2nd, 2012, 07:53 PM
:D Thanks chaps