Just installed Opensuse 11.1 on my vostro 1700, everything’s working very fine but when I click on the network icon I see all the computers on my network (xp, server2008, vista) I click on any and it won’t display any shared folder.
on vista computer I have a shared folder called “downloads” which I don’t see as I said before, but if I go to “location” and complete the address smb://vista/ adding “downloads” and pressing enter key , it will ask for the password allowing me to browse my files.
nahhhhhh it’s Opensuse 11.1 , I had installed Fedora Core 11 Preview and It was working perfectly, I had the same issue with Ubuntu 9.04 alpha, but then it corrected on the way they sent updates to me, my firewall is disabled totally, but between these two distros I like Opensuse more because the look and the control panel that is superb.
I think I did not explain good enough, I said that I can see all the computer names ,but when I click on “pc” It won’t display any shared folder to me, so I have to go to the “location” on the menu and complete smb://pc/the_name_of_the_folder , which is a total hassle cuz I don’t remember my 40 shared folders
> welllllllll while someone answers me I will give a try to another
> distro…waiting to reinstall opensuse back!
What are you using to browse your Window’s shares?
What is the result of:
smbclient -L <netbios name> -Uguest%
Replace <netbios name> by the name of your Windows machine. If smbclient
shows the shares then your problem is with the browser.
3. If smbclient fails also you might want to read/reread the HowTos on
Swerdna’s site: http://www.swerdna.net.au/linux.html
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This is exactly what happens with me too. Strange you cannot browse the share just by clicking on the server icon. I’d like to know if this is a bug in which case I’ll have to accept it or if I have a configuration problem.
I assume the FW and SAMBA is set up OK as I can access the shares but typing in the locations manually.