network browsing

  • mick.ca
Posted: Sun, 06/03/2007 - 17:25
i have ubuntu on two other boxes at home, 64 studio on mine. ubuntu 6.10 can't see me. i can't see anyone. samba is installed. is there an issue with network browsing in 64 studio? just asking if anyone has network browsing working. how do i become "visible" to everyone else? cheers

Me too...

  • Patrice Brousseau
  • 06/04/07
  • Tue, 06/05/2007 - 00:06
You're not alone: the only way to browse network for me is to use LinNeighborhood. In the network window I can't see my second machine. It has Win98SE, Musix and Studio64 installed. None of these appear... I tried different things and even NFS between two instances of 64studio doesn't work.

Anyone anyone

  • mick.ca
  • 05/23/07
  • Sat, 06/23/2007 - 01:09
Has anyone gotten their network browsing to work? I tried the smb.conf thing as mention..no help. Now after some tinkering I can now see my 64studio box from the Ubuntu box...but I can not see anything or anyone from the 64studio box. samba is ok. enabled in services, I am in the conf file. so any ideas?

thanks for the reply. I do

  • mick.ca
  • 05/23/07
  • Tue, 06/05/2007 - 03:27
thanks for the reply. I do know that in the early stages of 64 studio they mentioned once that there was a effort to try and ge better network browsing....but then again it is a studio "stand alone" type of distro.... perhaps in the future eh? I'll look into linnieghborhood. I tried SMB4K will no luck (smb4k on the ubuntu box).. thanks for the reply

Getting samba to work

  • Daniel
  • 05/22/07
  • Wed, 06/06/2007 - 09:40
Samba is switched off by default - you need to activate it at Desktop -> Administration -> Services on the Gnome menu. Before you do that, you should probably uncomment: security = user in /etc/samba/smb.conf You may also need to do (as root): smbpasswd -a username to add your user to the Samba database. I tried these two steps and restarted Samba, then I could connect to the share I made in the Desktop -> Administration -> Shared Folders tool from a Windows XP box.

thanks for replying

  • mick.ca
  • 05/23/07
  • Thu, 06/21/2007 - 18:48
I have no windows boxes on my network. They are all debian based linux boxes. Because of my none access to certain admin tools I can't check services. I haven't fiddled much with the NFS side of things. Sure would be nice to browse with 64studio. But besides all that I'm recording and jamming happily!!! :) Info: Two Ubuntu boxes and one 64 studio.

network browsing update

  • mick.ca
  • 05/23/07
  • Sat, 06/23/2007 - 15:56
Ok, I checked the shares on all USB drives, Home directory. My wife's Ubuntu(7.04) box can see my home directory fine, access files but can't write (read only. A permissions thing that I am looking into now) All my USB drives are visible but can't access them. Funny enough these USB drives do not appear in my Fstab file. Here the catchy thing. I still cannot see anyone from my computer. (>Places >Network Servers). My box is visible everywhere else, but I can't see them..I'm positive I have overlooked something. Ideas?

Do you have the smbfs package installed?

  • Daniel
  • 05/22/07
  • Mon, 06/25/2007 - 15:00
Hi Mick, Steve reports that the problem is caused by not having the smbfs package installed: http://trac.64studio.com/64studio/ticket/317 http://packages.debian.org/stable/otherosfs/smbfs Please try Steve's method and let us know how you get on. Cheers! Daniel

One other package to install

  • stevea
  • 06/25/07
  • Mon, 06/25/2007 - 22:17
Hello Mick, I've been doing more investigation on this problem, and I think I have totally solved it. (Finger's crossed). Please will you install one more package. From the the Debian / Etch repository, select the package libgnomevfs2-extra Some extra dependent packages will also install, but that's ok. Note that you must also install smbfs as per the message from Daniel. After doing both of these this, I was able to browse a windows network, and also to connect to the shares. Full details are in ticket 317 as per Daniel's link above. Hope this works OK for you. Steve~

Thanks

  • Quentin Harley
  • 05/24/07
  • Mon, 07/02/2007 - 06:47
Hey Steve, where did we get you! Thanks for your tireless testing and digging. Guys like you makes distro's like this kick serious corporate OS butts! Don't ever stop. And also thanks to Daniel and Free for your great response times when it comes to fixing even the small issues like these. I see a bright future with 64studio Cheers

thank you

  • mick.ca
  • 05/23/07
  • Sun, 07/01/2007 - 23:45
thank you thank you...all is good now...simple as libgnomevfs-extras. fantastic! the little something i wouldn't have thought of.

libgnomevfs2-extra worked

  • Patrice Brousseau
  • 06/04/07
  • Sun, 07/15/2007 - 00:23
libgnomevfs2-extra worked for me too...