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Thread: Ubuntu Media Center - Can't connect to SMB Share

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2008

    Ubuntu Media Center - Can't connect to SMB Share

    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?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Ibex

    Arrow Re: Ubuntu Media Center - Can't connect to SMB Share

    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.
    Last edited by jesuspresley; December 27th, 2008 at 10:58 PM.
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