[SWLUG] Samba networking problems

Neil Greenwood neil.greenwood.lug at gmail.com
Thu Nov 26 20:30:36 UTC 2009

2009/11/25 Phillip Evans <phillip at phillipevans.mail1.co.uk>:
> Hi All,
> I am having problems networking with samba since "upgrading" kubuntu
> 9.04 -> 9.1
> Basically, I have a desktop, to which is attached a Brother laser
> printer, which was running 9.04 very successfully. I also have a Acer
> laptop running Vista (now upgraded to W7) and Linux Mint 7 (which I use
> most of the time). I had setup various shares on the desktop which I
> could access from the laptop using either OS without any problems. I did
> not need to do any special configuration of samba except specify the
> shares, it just worked out of the box. I could also access the laptop
> from the desktop but most of the time I needed to access the desktop
> from the laptop.
> Since the upgrade to 9.1, I cannot get samba working as before, I can
> access the laptop from the desktop but the laptop will not see the
> desktop which is what I need.
> Any help on this would be welcome, it is probably a simple item I have
> overlooked.

Hi Phillip,

There have been a couple of other posts to the list about problems
with karmic connecting to Windows 7 shares. The latest post by Gordon
says that it's now working for him after the latest updates.

So make sure you're up-to-date and post back here if you still have problems.


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