View Full Version : [kubuntu] smbfs won't auto mount and cifs stalls

November 17th, 2008, 02:10 PM

I've got a desktop running kubuntu gutsy. I also have a network drive with a fixed ip address.

I can mount the network drive without any problems.

sudo mount -t smbfs // /media/nwd -o credentials=/home/user_name/.smbpassword,uid=1000

I tried to add the following line to /etc/fstab

// /media/nwd smbfs credentials=/home/user_name/.smbpassword,uid=1000 0 0

Unfortunately after rebooting it doesn't seem to have mounted.

I can mount with cifs but whenever I try to copy a decent size file it whizzes along at first then the copy dialog box shows that the copy has stalled - if I leave it long enough it completes the copy.

Here's some output from networking commands.

eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:04:75:B4:01:42
inet addr: Bcast: Mask:
inet6 addr: xxxx::xxx:xxxx:xxxx:xxx/xx Scope:Link
RX packets:250734 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:368760 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:24501174 (23.3 MB) TX bytes:516899688 (492.9 MB)
Interrupt:11 Base address:0xd800

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr: Mask:
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
RX packets:596981 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:596981 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:310115020 (295.7 MB) TX bytes:310115020 (295.7 MB)

description: Ethernet interface
product: 3CSOHO100B-TX 910-A01 [tulip]
vendor: 3Com Corporation
physical id: a
bus info: pci@0000:01:0a.0
logical name: eth0
version: 31
serial: 00:04:75:b4:01:42
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: bus_master cap_list ethernet physical
configuration: broadcast=yes driver=tulip driverversion=1.1.15 ip= latency=64 maxlatency=128 mingnt=64 module=tulip multicast=yes

Can anyone give any suggestions as to where to go from here. I'd like to be able to automount my drive, and would preferably like to get cifs working as transfer speeds seem a lot faster, and I would eventually like to upgrade to hardy and intrepid - am I right in thinking there is no longer smbfs support? I'm a relative linux newbie so any replies will have to assume I have minimal technical knowledge.

November 20th, 2008, 02:27 AM

I had similar problems and this thread really helped. Maybe it's got what you need?

Good Luck!