I just upgraded my desktop to LMDE 64-bit from Mint 10 Gnome 64-bit. I am trying to mount a network share on my home server. On Mint 10 I had /etc/fstab configured to mount the shares with the local name "fileserver.local." However, now on LMDE it will not mount. Mounting using an ip address, such as 192.168.1.2, works.
I suspect something is wrong with more than /etc/fstab. To double check, I tried connecting with vncviewer and got similar results (I was able to connect using the ip but not fileserver.local).
More clues: I am able to connect via vncviewer using fileserver.local with my laptop running Mint 12 (64-bit cinnamon). Also, mounting shares on my desktop with ip addresses did not work until I installed smbfs.
I am trying to use the local name over ips. Any ideas?