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Can't find sharing option in Nemo

Postby momist on Sun Dec 30, 2012 12:35 pm

In another thread (about a mistake of mine) altair4 kindly suggested:

altair4 wrote: (snip)
momist wrote:Just for information, why did I have to use Nautilus as sudo from the terminal to set up the shares? I could not find any way to induce sharing from nemo, it appears not to be implemented?

(1) You shouldn't be using "sudo nautilus" - it's "gksu nautilus" but that's a side issue.
(2) It's not clear from your description what's stopping you from sharing this folder as a regular user.

Do you own the folder you are trying to share through nemo? If you are and it won't let you then you probably aren't a member of the right group. Run the following command to see if you are a member of the sambashare group:
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id



:~$ id
uid=1000(ian) gid=1000(ian) groups=1000(ian),4(adm),7(lp),24(cdrom),27(sudo),30(dip),46(plugdev),104(fuse),109(lpadmin),127(sambashare)

So, I should be set to share using my own id. The problem is that in Maya Cinnamon, the default file manager is Nemo, and I can't find anywhere in Nemo the option to share anything. Not in any of the menus, not in either pane of properties. If I "gksu nautilus" or even "sudo nautilus", I get a graphical file manager with "sharing options" within the right-click menu. That's just not there in Nemo. Can anyone tell me where I should look please?

Many thanks,
Ian
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Re: Can't find sharing option in Nemo

Postby altair4 on Sun Dec 30, 2012 12:51 pm

I can't find anywhere in Nemo the option to share anything. Not in any of the menus, not in either pane of properties. If I "gksu nautilus" or even "sudo nautilus", I get a graphical file manager with "sharing options" within the right-click menu.


This is just a guess since I don't know a whole lot about the inner workings of nemo but if I take your post literally then you have nautilus and nemo installed at the same time.

** "Sharing Options" in Nautilus comes from the package: nautilus-share.

** "Sharing Options" in Nemo comes from the package: nemo-share

I wonder if the installing of one package is interfering with or even removing the other package.
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Re: Can't find sharing option in Nemo [SOLVED]

Postby momist on Sun Dec 30, 2012 3:50 pm

altair4 wrote: if I take your post literally then you have nautilus and nemo installed at the same time.

** "Sharing Options" in Nautilus comes from the package: nautilus-share.

** "Sharing Options" in Nemo comes from the package: nemo-share

I wonder if the installing of one package is interfering with or even removing the other package.


Yes, I have both installed. Mine is a standard install of Linux Mint 13 Maya with Cinnamon desktop, with Mate desktop added afterwards as an option if I choose to boot with that instead. Maybe that's why both are installed.

Interestingly, the Software Manager showed no sign of nemo-share as available. Synaptic package manager found it though, and I marked it for installation. At the same time, I noticed that nemo-dropbox was available, and since I use Dropbox I thought I may as well install that at the same time.

Nemo-dropbox forces de-install of nautilus-dropbox, so I then tried to "untick" the mark for installation box, which brings up a menu offering that service, but it doesn't work. Nothing I did would remove the installation mark, so I had to go ahead and have nautilus-dropbox removed. However, it seems that nemo-share and nautilus-share can happily co-exist.

The Software Manager now shows nemo-share as installed, even though a search for it would not reveal the package as available that way!

Sharing is still not offered in nemo though. Maybe I have to log out and restart to make it work? I'll report back.

Ian

EDIT: Yes, log out and back in puts the sharing option into nemo's right click menu now.

P.S. I'm not sure what the advantage of nemo is over nautilus? Maybe it would simply have been easier to set nautilus as my default file manager, which I am already familiar with, and have written a script for (rarely used). Can anyone advise what differences there are? I'm now not sure if my Dropbox integration will continue as it was, or need doctoring. I might well go back to nautilus-dropbox, and ditch nemo after all this.
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Re: Can't find sharing option in Nemo

Postby altair4 on Sun Dec 30, 2012 4:39 pm

The reason for Nemo is because of the plans that the Gnome High Command has for Nautilus. For example, the 3.6 version will have these changes:
https://live.gnome.org/Nautilus/Roadmap/3.6

Version 3.8 will remove more function. I think the ultimate goal is for Gnome not to have a File Manager.
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Re: Can't find sharing option in Nemo

Postby momist on Sun Dec 30, 2012 5:12 pm

altair4 wrote:The reason for Nemo is because of the plans that the Gnome High Command has for Nautilus. For example, the 3.6 version will have these changes:
https://live.gnome.org/Nautilus/Roadmap/3.6

Version 3.8 will remove more function. I think the ultimate goal is for Gnome not to have a File Manager.


Good grief!! Maybe I should be thinking of removing nautilus? (Just kidding).

Anyway, whichever way the world changes, many thanks altair4 for your continued support for us lackadaisical Mint users who don't try to know everything about the OS we use, just try to use it.

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