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Kaira-
20-10-2011, 07:33 PM
So, I've spent the last few hours to get sharing to work, and this is where I am now:

Installed pyNeighborhood to Linux to give me a GUI for connecting. Now, I add my Windows-computer/sharedfolder to it, and it finds it okay. However, trying to mount that folder(I guess that's what the plug-like icon means) ends up with a cryptic error message "Mount error (gksu:13666) GLib-CRITICAL **: g_str_has_prefix: assertion `str ! = NULL'failed" which not really surprisingly doesn't give any information about the problem. I understand that pyNeighborhood should be available on most distributions, so if anyone has had any kind of problems with it and solved them, I'd really appreciate.

TillEulenspiegel
21-10-2011, 01:40 AM
Samba is probably working fine if it's detecting the share. I'd *guess* that it's a bug in pyNeighborhood which is screwing up the mount command that it's sending to gksu.

I was going to suggest GNOME or KDE's built-in stuff, but I guess you're not running either. Hm.

Just try the manual method then. If that works, then it's obviously a problem with the GUI.

mkdir ~/mnt
sudo mount -t cifs //myserver_ip_address/myshare ~/mnt -o username=samb_user,noexec
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Samba/SambaClientGuide#Connecting_using_CIFS

Kaira-
21-10-2011, 03:15 PM
Yup, using Xfce4. Trying to run from command line gives permission denied-error, so I guess there's something funky going on with that. Going to fiddle with settings on both ends to see if I can get things running - if everything else fails, I'll install Gnome.

ntw
21-10-2011, 09:37 PM
what about if you just sudo?

iirc it then pops up with a prompt for you to enter the sudo-ed command