Problem accessing Samba shares

Please help,
I recently upgraded opensuse 11.3 to 11.4 using a clean install. I have a Iomega Home Media Drive and a Windows computer connected to the broadband router. Before I upgraded, I could access the media drive through the file manager . When I click on Network in the file manager an icon for Windows Network appears but when I click on it a message comes up : Unable to mount location Failed to retrieve share list from server. The printer attached to the Home Media drive is working. I can access the drive and download files using my browser. My internet access is working. Under Yast allowed services, I opened ports for NetBios server, Samba Client, and cups.
I am running Gnome desktop with ifup configured through YAST. It seems like I must have some authentication issue but I cannot remember what I did previously to get it working. I’m sure this is something simple and dumb but I have wasted enough time thrashing about aimlessly and I 'm afraid of mucking things up worse. Thanks
Carl

On Wed April 6 2011 09:06 am, cnpeterson2000 wrote:

>
> Please help,
> I recently upgraded opensuse 11.3 to 11.4 using a clean install. I
> have a Iomega Home Media Drive and a Windows computer connected to the
> broadband router. Before I upgraded, I could access the media drive
> through the file manager . When I click on Network in the file manager
> an icon for Windows Network appears but when I click on it a message
> comes up : Unable to mount location Failed to retrieve share list from
> server. The printer attached to the Home Media drive is working. I can
> access the drive and download files using my browser. My internet access
> is working. Under Yast allowed services, I opened ports for NetBios
> server, Samba Client, and cups.
> I am running Gnome desktop with ifup configured through YAST. It seems
> like I must have some authentication issue but I cannot remember what I
> did previously to get it working. I’m sure this is something simple and
> dumb but I have wasted enough time thrashing about aimlessly and I 'm
> afraid of mucking things up worse. Thanks
> Carl
>
>
cnpeterson2000;

There is a problem with Samba and AppArmor on 11.4. Go to the Yast>Novell
AppArmor> AppArmor control panel > Profile Modes and set usr.sbin.smbd and
usr.sbin.nmbd to complain rather than enforce.

If this does not solve the problem then review this Howto on configuring
Samba:
http://opensuse.swerdna.org/suselanprimer.html

If you are still having problems after doing the above, please post the
contents of your /etc/samba/smb.conf.

Good luck, I’m sure you’ll have it going in no time.


P. V.
“We’re all in this together, I’m pulling for you.” Red Green

Unable to mount location Failed to retrieve share list from server.

IIRC that might be a firewall setting – but as P.V. said, workaround the bug first.