I used opensuse ages ago (version10+). Used it for about 2-3 years. I had to migrate back to windows, as it was too much hassle to get things working properly.
Decided to give another go, installed 13.1 64bit KDE. KDE feels really polished and doesn’t crash as it used to. I got optimus and nvidia working with help of bumblebee (somebody needs to make it easier to do)…
Tried to enable Samba, but this one was not quite easy… Luckily after couple hours of browsing, I found Swerdna’s website (can’t believe he is still here).
Followed steps on Swerdna’s website and got shares working. To be honest I am very disappointed that after so many years there is no gui/simple way of setting all up… Anyway, I can see devices on network, open shares thru dolphin. But one thing I can’t figure out:
I have win7 password protected folder. I navigate to that folder, it asks me for username and password. I enter them and can see whats inside. I can open pdf’s, documents, but I can’t open video files from that folder?
Both Kaffeine and VLC give similar errors : Your input can’t be opened:
VLC is unable to open the MRL 'smb://…'
Google again and found that vlc needs username and password to play file? Now does it needs my opensuse username/pass or my win7 user/pass?
If it needs win7 user/pass, then why vlc/kaffeine can’t use the one I entered in dolphin as was accessing folder?
I mean in windows I enter folder user/pass and that’s all, any files open fine, videos play fine remotely. No need in any additional tweaks.
This all makes me think that opensuse is still in stone age… My android phone plays network videos with no hassle, tv’s same, so how come Opensuse is behind all this?
Any help would be great.