I’m used to use SuSE without network problems since 9.2 or so. Now I encounter an unresolvable problem with windows shares on a home network. I have running multiple shares (data, network storage device, Knoppmyth, Xp-machines). Up to SuSE 10.3 everything went fine. Now I started with OpenSuSE (both Gnome and KDE 4 on Pentium based and ADM based machines, both 32 bits) installed on an external USB drive. Installations were compared to Ubuntu 8.04 LTS.
The only problem is to browse and read/write shares on the home network. Firewalls are down (on this side of the gateway). I’ve studies the website of swedna (Samba: HowTo Mount a CIFS Network Share [AKA Map Network Drive] in openSUSE). Multiple post were found but solution. My problem is that I don’t know were to start debugging this. Therefor I submit some smptoms:
1)a) Samba browsing (using Dolphin) said: no connection to host using resolve://smb-resolve
1)b) Samba browsing with Ubuntu 8.04 works fine using standard file system browsers
2) I’ve tried to configure network (samba server and client) using the configurations tool of KDE 4: this crashes
3) mounting remote shares using mount command manually works fine
4) adding lines to fstab (using cifs mounts) works also fine
5)a) fusesmb fails mouning the network
5)b) Ubuntu 8.04: fusesmb works fine with same configuration as 5)a)
6) automount (autofs v 5.0.3) fails to mount samba shares
6) b) automount (Ubuntu 8.04, v 4.1.4.) mounts just fine using the same auto.master and auto.‘share’ files
So I’m lost, don’t know were to start debugging. Possible multible sources of error.
Can somebody advice how to start debugging this problem?