[Scottish] Hopeless newbie question

William Hamilton horus at bawkz.com
Mon Sep 5 11:46:53 BST 2005

Steve Logan wrote:

> After lurking for some years now it's time to come out of the closet...
> I've just set up my first serious Linux machine, a PIII 500 running
> SuSe Professional 9.1.  Installation went OK and it's now up and
> running ready for me to play around with Apache/Tomcat (which is why I
> want it).
> Here's my question -
> I use WinXP for most of my development work and want an easy way of
> copying files to and from the SuSe box.  I've correctly set up Samba
> client and server on the SuSe box, or at least I think I have.
> From the Suse box I can see my Win2003 network and copy files across.
> So that direction works fine.
> From my XP box I enter the IP address of the Suse box in 'My Computer'
> and I get back a list of things - 'groups', 'profiles', 'users' and
> 'Printers and Faxes'.  When I click on, say, users I'm asked to login.
> Here's where my problem starts.  I enter 'steve at cactuslinux' as the
> 'User name' and enter my password (I have already set up an account on
> the SuSe box called steve and I can login fine at the Suse machine)
> but I'm not logged in.  I've tried all sorts of permutations and
> combinations for the user name but I'm stumped.
> I presume I'm doing something daft.  The suse box is called
> 'cactuslinux' and there is an account called 'steve'.
> Help!?
> Thanks
> Steve
Ah, you dont need to use the machine name when you login.

Also, as far as I know you need to add a samba user for the Windows box
to authenticate against.
Unfortunatly I cannot be more helpful than this - I haven't used samba
in quite a while but i'm sure someone else will be able to help nps.

Basically yes, your doing something daft but it's a common thing and one
that actually stumped me for a while when I first started using samba :)

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