System Config

  • johne53
Posted: Sat, 03/29/2008 - 16:11
I need to enable my Samba services on my desktop PC. Apparently this is under Desktop->Administration->Services. Unfortunately, my system tells me "Configuration could not be loaded. You are not allowed to access the system configuration". Even if I log in as root I get the same message. My laptop machine (which contains its own copy of 64studio) is perfectly happy to let me into the services dialog, no matter who I log in as. Any ideas??

cant be sure....

  • stevea
  • 06/25/07
  • Sun, 03/30/2008 - 13:08
I don't have a working samba system right now, but it should work. From memory, please check that you have samba configured as a server on the 64studio installs. (Samba servers are configured with the smb.conf file.) When browsing the windows boxes from 64studio, you are only using samba as a client and windows is acting as the server. If you want to make the windows shares visible using 64studio as the host OS, then the samba server will need to be configured (to make it pretend to be a windows box as far as the other 64studio system is concerned). "smbclient -L localhost -U%" should show you if that box is pretending to be a windows file server, and what shares are being offered to the network. Official troubleshooting guide is here http://us3.samba.org/samba/docs/using_samba/ch12.html

We're getting closer!

  • johne53
  • 10/07/07
  • Sun, 03/30/2008 - 12:33
Hi Steve - your predictions for the missing packages are uncanny! smbfs happened to be present (well, actually it wasn't - but I'd already spotted that one yesterday) but sure enough, libgnomevfs2-extra was missing. I installed it and things immediately sprung to life - with one proviso.... Both of my PCs can dual boot between Windows and 64 studio. If either one of them is running Windows, both PCs can see the other one. However, if they're both running 64studio they still can't see each other. Do you know what I need to do to make it work with both PCs running 64studio?

try this.....

  • stevea
  • 06/25/07
  • Sat, 03/29/2008 - 19:38
I did some testing a while ago, and found out that Samba integration in 64studio needs a couple of extra packages which aren't installed by default. REALLY IMPORTANT: Please check the messages from synaptic before committing any installs. On my V2.1 beta system there appear to be some dependency issues which would cause other packages to be unistalled. In synaptic check that the following packages are installed: smbfs libgnomevfs2-extra + dependencies I don't have a working samba test system at the moment, but hopefully, this will allow you to browse the network shares - but you may need to get the smb service running and configured beforehand.

Getting there...

  • johne53
  • 10/07/07
  • Sat, 03/29/2008 - 18:08
Thanks Steve. That fixed the problem and I can now access the Services dialog (though only as root). However there's no option to enable the Samba service. I've checked on my laptop machine and actually, it seems to be the same. However, I'm certain that I needed to enable Samba services somewhere. The basic problem is that when I click on 'Computer' I can see a network icon but there's nothing inside it. On the laptop machine (the one that works) I get an icon for each machine on the network. Clicking on any machine's icon shows me the shares available for that machine. But on my non-working (desktop) machine I don't get any of this.

possibly a missing package?

  • stevea
  • 06/25/07
  • Sat, 03/29/2008 - 16:53
Hello Can't say for certain, but this type of message can be generated if the libnet-dbus-pearl package is not installed See this post as an example: http://www.64studio.com/node/85 Please install with synaptic and try again. This missing package problem exists for some earlier versions, but has been fixed in latest releases. hope this helps steve~