gksu gedit /etc/samba/smb.conf
map to guest = bad user
usershare allow guests = yes
sudo apt-get install gvfs-fuse
sudo apt-get install smbclient
sudo gpasswd -a altair sambashare
sudo gpasswd -a altair fuse
sudo service samba restart
net usershare info
Thanks for the reply. Due to my need of Samba I reinstalled Ubuntu 10.04 on my main pc and Mint 9 on my laptop. I don't experience the bugs in either of these two distros which makes me think there is a underlying problem in LMDE. I will eagerly try LMDE again very soon and if the same problems persist, I shall implement these instructions. I'm hoping by the time I reinstall it, things will be well.
chiefjim wrote:"When you bring up Nautilus don't expect the "share emblem" to appear on the folder you're sharing. It simply won't be there"
That single aspect drove me nuts. After several reinstalls and reinstallations of Samba I gave up. Only later to find the shared folder from another system on the home network.
The item may have been listed in a bug report elsewhere but I never saw it. Am quite happy to see the confirmation mentioned here.
Hopefully the "rolling release" updates will cure that.
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