[K12OSN] OT - Setting up Samba on k12ltsp for Ubuntu and XP clients?

Rob Owens rowens at ptd.net
Thu Mar 5 02:39:41 UTC 2009

Longshot:  do all the Linux machines have the same WORKGROUP specified in smb.conf?  I'm not sure if the "Connect to Server" dialog cares about that or
not, but I'd check it if you don't have any other leads.


On Wed, Mar 04, 2009 at 05:26:27PM -0800, Carl Keil wrote:
> Hey,
> I'm running an old server (the Fedora 6 version of k12ltsp).  I'm trying  
> to set up a Samba share on it that people can access equally easily from  
> Ubuntu 8.04 or Windows XP clients.  The Windows clients seem to work how  
> I want them to, but the Ubuntu clients are acting weird.  I'm going  
> through the "Places" menu and adding the server via "Connect to Server"  
> selecting "Windows Share" and typing in the IP/share name etc.  Then it  
> asks for the password.  When I type in the password and click OK,  
> sometimes it "takes" and sometimes it doesn't.  Even when it works it  
> pops up an error message saying that the share wasn't mounted.  But when  
> you go back to "Places" it's there.  Also, I have 2 shares, one of them  
> works as above, and seems OK once you get in.  But the other shows up,  
> and you can create files and folders, but then you can't edit them in  
> applications or save them from within applications.  Even though you  
> just created them.
> This is for a school of mixed ages.  None of this is user friendly  
> enough on Ubuntu.  I thought about doing an NFS share of the same  
> directories.  But someone on this list a long time ago warned me against  
> "mixing" shares as both NFS and Samba.  He said stuff could get all  
> bolluxed up.
> Does anyone have a "HowTo" or a good link that will walk me through a  
> good setup?  I've been googling and everything is assuming that I've got  
> an Ubuntu server serving Ubuntu and XP clients.  I've tried adapting the  
> suggestions in there with no luck.
> Thanks,
> ck
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