Okay here is my problem.. When I use the gui to access network servers it says cannot mount location.. After playing around I installed samba and the message stopped appearing, but instead it shows my local server on my Ubuntu machine... But when i go to the file browser and hit CTRL + L and enter smb:// it actually shows up my network places.

Noting that I already modfied the smb.conf to accept the windows network

My Ubuntu version is 12.04 32 bit

Server: Windows XP service pack 3 (Homegroup is up and running)

can somebody help me with the problem?