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by altair4
Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:06 am
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: <Solved: Question answered> Is SAMBA really needed?
Replies: 2
Views: 88

Re: Is SAMBA really needed?

I may be mistooken but, I thought that SAMBA was only there to allow file sharing with Windoze or the like? Unfortunately that mistaken belief is also shared by the folks that put together most Linux Desktop distributions. It's not true but no amount of facts can persuade them otherwise. The irony ...
by altair4
Sun Jul 15, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How do I change permissions of External hard drive's Linux Partition?
Replies: 9
Views: 177

Re: How do I change permissions of External hard drive's Linux Partition?

... It looks like /dev/sdb5 is the ext4-formatted partition for your backups. In that case you would need to open a terminal copy-paste and run the following command in order to change the ownership from root to your user: sudo chown papun:papun /media/papun/Linux I think the actual mount point is ...
by altair4
Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: SOLVED Could not display "media/root/SSD-drive-name" The location is not a folder
Replies: 3
Views: 59

Re: Could not display "media/root/SSD-drive-name" The location is not a folder

Are you running as root?

If you want folks here to help you I would suggest posting the output of the following command:

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sudo blkid -c /dev/null -o list
by altair4
Sat Jul 14, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: su-to-root not working
Replies: 4
Views: 136

Re: su-to-root not working

According to the Ubuntu man page for "su-to-root": http://manpages.ubuntu.com/manpages/bionic/man1/su-to-root.1.html ENVIRONMENT SU_TO_ROOT_X Select the su-like program called by su-to-root -X. Supported values are gksu, kdesu, kde4su, ktsuss, sux, gksudo and kdesudo. kde4su denotes the KDE4 version...
by altair4
Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: Mint 19 - Synology NAS - Mount at startup with local user:group and 755
Replies: 3
Views: 148

Re: Mint 19 - Synology NAS - Mount at startup with local user:group and 755

Don't know what to tell you. I did find a synology DSM simulator on the web: https://demo.synology.com/en-uk/dsm If I go to Control Panel > File Services > SMB Tab > Advanced Settings I see this as the default: SynologyDSM.png By default in Mint19 cifs will not connect via SMB1 and SMB2 may or may n...
by altair4
Sat Jul 14, 2018 7:08 am
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Sharing a folder Mint Mate 19
Replies: 2
Views: 105

Re: Sharing a folder Mint Mate 19

/var/lib/samba/usershares is where samba places share definitions when the share is created though file manager which caja-share in MATE facilitates.
by altair4
Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:09 am
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: Invisible Windows network shares w Mint 18.3
Replies: 3
Views: 98

Re: Invisible Windows network shares w Mint 18.3

I read your post a couple of times and it's not clear to me if you are running Mint18 or Mint19. I had changed the smb min and max versions to 2 and 3 on the NAS and in smb.conf earlier, Note : SMB1 ( aka NT1 ) and netbios name browsing are linked. Cannot have one without the other. It's not a netbi...
by altair4
Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] New user worried about Microsoft
Replies: 32
Views: 637

Re: New user worried about Microsoft

Instead of being worried about Microsoft buying or not buying Canonical the Mint user should be worried that one day the fella that runs Mint decides to chuck it all and becomes a sheep farmer.
by altair4
Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: Samba Setup - Mint 19 Cinnamon
Replies: 21
Views: 360

Re: Samba Setup - Mint 19 Cinnamon

You may already have done this but I did find a HowTo that looks right: How to turn an old Wi-Fi router into an access point
by altair4
Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: Samba Setup - Mint 19 Cinnamon
Replies: 21
Views: 360

Re: Samba Setup - Mint 19 Cinnamon

It took me a moment to figure this out, but I had forgotten I have another router set up as an access point. The access point router is wired to the main router. The optiplex is wired to the main router with address 192.18.1.2, and the L770 laptop is using wifi off the access point with address 192...
by altair4
Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: Samba Setup - Mint 19 Cinnamon
Replies: 21
Views: 360

Re: Samba Setup - Mint 19 Cinnamon

Ping each one by their ip address.
by altair4
Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Cant see server on LAN
Replies: 1
Views: 37

Re: Cant see server on LAN

Mint 19 / Ubuntu 18 cannot browse the network for SMB / Samba hosts by their netbios names . You have 2 alternatives and you can use both if you want: [1] On the server which I assume predates Mint 19 add an avahi / samba service file at /etc/avahi/services/samba.service with this content: <?xml ver...
by altair4
Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: Samba Setup - Mint 19 Cinnamon
Replies: 21
Views: 360

Re: Samba Setup - Mint 19 Cinnamon

Can you ping both machines: From david-OptiPlex-7010 open a terminal and run: ping -c3 david-Satellite-L770D.local From david-Satellite-L770D open a terminal and run: ping -c3 david-OptiPlex-7010.local If you can't then your machines are in different networks. If you can ping then other than reinsta...
by altair4
Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:53 am
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: Samba Setup - Mint 19 Cinnamon
Replies: 21
Views: 360

Re: Samba Setup - Mint 19 Cinnamon

On both machines:

[1] Disable your firewalls:

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sudo ufw disable
[2] Restart avahi:

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sudo service avahi-daemon restart
by altair4
Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: Samba Setup - Mint 19 Cinnamon
Replies: 21
Views: 360

Re: Samba Setup - Mint 19 Cinnamon

I don't know which machine is which so I'll do both: From david-OptiPlex-7010 open a terminal and run: nemo smb://david-Satellite-L770D.local Do you see the [Docs_L770D] subfolder? From david-Satellite-L770D open a terminal and run: nemo smb://david-OptiPlex-7010 Do you see the [Docs_Dell] subfolder?
by altair4
Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: Mint 19 - Cannot delete directories in shared directory
Replies: 13
Views: 192

Re: Mint 19 - Cannot delete directories in shared directory

Yes. Those are the samba username and password required to access the other machine in your network.
by altair4
Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:03 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Samba will not start in Mint 19
Replies: 2
Views: 98

Re: Samba will not start in Mint 19

Why not just reset your smb.conf to the factory fresh settings and add only your [alan] share definition at the end of it?

You can find a copy of the default smb.conf here: /usr/share/samba/smb.conf
by altair4
Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:46 am
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: Samba Setup - Mint 19 Cinnamon
Replies: 21
Views: 360

Re: Samba Setup - Mint 19 Cinnamon

On both computers, when I go to Nemo, click "Network", there appears two sub-folders. One is the name of the local computer folder that was shared (Documents in my case) and another is "Network". Then there is something wrong with your system(s). If you installed the samba package on both machines,...
by altair4
Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: Samba Setup - Mint 19 Cinnamon
Replies: 21
Views: 360

Re: Samba Setup - Mint 19 Cinnamon

Tell ya what. I will show you both methods then you can decide for yourself which is best: Here is an example of ssh: I installed ssh as I described above in a Mint19 Cinnamon system. Then I accessed it with this command in a terminal - I use Xubuntu so my file manager is thunar: thunar ssh://vmint1...

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