After getting tired of ubuntu i’ve decided to switch to SuSE, and I must say I’m very happy with the results. My only issue I have left is connecting to my windows xp computer.
on ubuntu, my windows network was automatically found and i was able to access the shared folders with ease. well the same story can’t be said for suse, i’ve read a few tutorials about setting up a samba server and things like that but still no luck.
when i open my file manager, and go to network it has a Windows Network icon, when I open it up I see the workgroup name of the windows xp machine, MSHOME, but when I try to gain access to it, i receive an unable to mount server error.
are there any good tutorials for this? I know the windows xp machine is set up to allow anybody to access the shared folders that are on the server. my windows 7 connects to it just fine, and so did ubuntu before, can anybody point me in the right direction for resolving this?
thanks in advance, matt.
Check samba allowed through firewall: netbios-server, samba-server, samba client
Samba and Suse: HowTo Set up an openSUSE-Windows Home Office LAN/Network. Versions 11.x
Few other things to check out there too, e.g. is the workgroup the same, is netbios name set, is name resolve order set to “name resolve order = bcast host lmhosts wins”.
My money is on the either (1) workgroup name being the same and/or (2) the firewall settings, but can’t properly remember.
Thanks for the link and assistance. My confusion is the netbios name, is that basically the name of my SuSE server?
I allowed firewall through samba settings, but I haven’t configured the firewall itself just yet, I didn’t think that’d be an issue, but I’ll definitely check it out.
I’ll try what you’ve suggested and let you know, once again, thanks.
You might also read this tread. I ran into some trouble while setting up my Samba network. These replys were a God sent! AppArmor was the trouble. Had to either change some settings or turn it off.
Samba setup help