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by altair4
Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:41 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to connect to Synology NAS
Replies: 5
Views: 96

Re: How to connect to Synology NAS

If I understand correctly there is no alternative in Linux Mint for the W10 File Explorer, right-click computer, map network drive functionality? It's called a Bookmark. Connect to the share first then bookmark it. I just would like to be able to see my NAS folders in the Linux Mint "file expl...
by altair4
Mon Dec 11, 2017 6:13 pm
Forum: Ethernet
Topic: Cannot see shared folders on network
Replies: 1
Views: 62

Re: Cannot see shared folders on network

Is the desire to browse the other machine on the lan or connect to it's shares? If you can ping the other machine - you didn't say how - then open a terminal and type: caja smb://hostname Or caja smb://hostname.local Or caja smb://ip-address Where hostname is the host name of the machine you are try...
by altair4
Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:03 am
Forum: XFCE
Topic: How do I share a directory to linux and windows PCs on a local network in Mint 18.3 Sylvia Xfce?
Replies: 5
Views: 165

Re: How do I share a directory to linux and windows PCs on a local network in Mint 18.3 Sylvia Xfce?

Thank you, that worked to share linux to Windows. I can make these private, but how do I set username and passwords for the folders? Unlike Windows Linux has a user name and two passwords not one. One is used to log into the box locally and the other is used for samba. You create the samba password...
by altair4
Sun Dec 10, 2017 8:59 am
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: Samba sharing will not work[SOLVED]
Replies: 2
Views: 133

Re: Samba sharing will not work.

Your symptoms are all over the map. It doesn't help that Mint made a mess of things when they decided not to install the samba server by default. "Nemo cannot handle "network" locations". Sounds like a missing package so install it: sudo apt install gvfs-backends Samba needs to b...
by altair4
Fri Dec 08, 2017 8:14 am
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: [SOLVED] Samba can not copy or delete directory
Replies: 2
Views: 92

Re: Samba can not copy or delete directory

You want your directory mask to be 0777 not 0666 but I would suggest a different way. Change your share definition to this: path = /home/aimserver/share valid users = aimserver,aimcomp2,AIMCOMP2-PC read only = No writeable = Yes force user = aimserver "valid users" will restrict access to ...
by altair4
Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:54 am
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Create Samba Shares from Thunar
Replies: 2
Views: 586

Re: Create Samba Shares from Thunar

Yes, I keep forgetting Mint doesn't install samba by default any more. I'll add another step to the main HowTo. Thanks. which makes no sense because previous to trying to make a share in Mint I had no problems accessing Windows shares from Mint. Two different sambas. The samba server package samba i...
by altair4
Sun Dec 03, 2017 9:28 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Users cannot access auto-mounted ntfs and exfat partitions [SOLVED]
Replies: 17
Views: 193

Re: Users cannot access auto-mounted ntfs and exfat partitions

What I have now is read only, just like group and others. Because this still isn't right: UUID=844C8EA14C8E8D9C /media/Data31 ntfs-3g uid=1000,gid=1000,umask=0022 0 0 Go back to the uid / gid you had before: UUID=844C8EA14C8E8D9C /media/Data31 ntfs-3g uid=rb,gid=users ,umask=0022 0 0 You can use a ...
by altair4
Sat Dec 02, 2017 6:44 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Users cannot access auto-mounted ntfs and exfat partitions [SOLVED]
Replies: 17
Views: 193

Re: Users cannot access auto-mounted ntfs and exfat partitions

Query : Where did I screw up? How do i give access to the 3 partitions to other users? Appreciate the help. Right here: #Data3 UUID=844C8EA14C8E8D9C /media/rb/Data31 ntfs-3g uid=rb,gid=users,umask=0022 0 0 #Data4 UUID=16F8A87EF8A85DAD /media/rb/Data41 ntfs-3g uid=rb,gid=users,umask=0022 0 0 #share ...
by altair4
Sat Dec 02, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Connecting to network computers
Replies: 5
Views: 92

Re: Connecting to network computers

I'm going to guess this is a samba question - not sure why. Edit /etc/samba/smb.conf and add this line right under the workgroup = WORKGROUP line: name resolve order = bcast host lmhosts wins If you have the samba server packages installed restart samba: sudo service smbd restart sudo service nmbd r...
by altair4
Sat Dec 02, 2017 7:40 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint is not showing all the partitions of HDD
Replies: 16
Views: 359

Re: Mint is not showing all the partitions of HDD

For a complete picture of where you are please post the output of the following commands:

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sudo blkid -c /dev/null -o list

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cat /etc/fstab
by altair4
Fri Dec 01, 2017 8:03 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] Managing groups for an added user...
Replies: 8
Views: 155

Re: Managing groups for an added user...

>If the documents you don't want the contractor to be able to view is in, lets say, the Documents folder, >chmod the folder 0700 in which case he/she would not even be able to get into that folder. Ah yes, the murky work of numeric permissions. Not for the lazy and hopeless like me. Even after read...
by altair4
Wed Nov 29, 2017 7:55 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: removable media files changed to root ownership [SOLVED]
Replies: 9
Views: 185

Re: removable media files changed to root ownership

There are only two ways a usb device will automatically mount to /media/usb0 today:

[1] You added something to /etc/fstab and didn't declare it correctly.

[2] You installed the package usbmount.

I'm betting on [2] as the cause. Remove the damn thing:

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sudo apt-get remove usbmount
by altair4
Tue Nov 28, 2017 2:34 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: removable media files changed to root ownership [SOLVED]
Replies: 9
Views: 185

Re: removable media files changed to root ownership

[1] Run the following command with the usb device connected: sudo blkid -c /dev/null Do you have any listing with a "LABEL=usb0"? [2] If you do not the only package I know of that mounts usb devices to /media/usb[0-7] is usbmount . It interferes with the current method of auto mounting th...
by altair4
Wed Nov 22, 2017 6:39 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: NFS problems
Replies: 10
Views: 342

Re: NFS problems

charroo wrote:ron@ron-H81M-S2H ~ $ sudo apt-get-install nfs-common
sudo: apt-get-install: command not found

I can't help you with the actual NFS part of this topic but your command sequence is incorrect. It should be:

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sudo apt-get install nfs-common
by altair4
Wed Nov 22, 2017 7:52 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Win 10 upgrade and Samba issue - [Solved]
Replies: 7
Views: 164

Re: Win 10 upgrade and Samba issue

After making the changes you suggested. Neither the share nor Samba is discovered. A step backwards... They never were discovered based on your initial post: After a recent Win 10 upgrade, I noticed that my working Samba shares and folders have disappeared from my Win 10 file explorer. While the Sa...
by altair4
Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:04 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Win 10 upgrade and Samba issue - [Solved]
Replies: 7
Views: 164

Re: Win 10 upgrade and Samba issue

I've run out of time today but: I would get rid of the share you defined in whatever file manager you are using: dave@dave-MS-7A34 /etc/samba $ net usershare info --long [shared] path=/home/dave/shared comment= usershare_acl=S-1-1-0:R,S-1-5-21-986546555-2132667109-3166389256-1000:F, guest_ok=n It's ...
by altair4
Tue Nov 21, 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Win 10 upgrade and Samba issue - [Solved]
Replies: 7
Views: 164

Re: Win 10 upgrade and Samba issue

Please post the output of the following commands:

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testparm -s

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net usershare info --long


And ,,, you can name your workgroup HOMEGROUP I suppose just be aware that there is no such thing as a Windows Homegroup in Linux.
by altair4
Sun Nov 19, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: Ethernet
Topic: Slow reads speeds with Samba shares
Replies: 5
Views: 260

Re: Slow reads speeds with Samba shares

@coffee412, I don't know about AD specifically but SMB1 and network browsing for netbios names are linked. Cannot have one without the other. At least not yet. If this is an all Linux network or a Linux / macOS network an avahi service announcement will fix things but Windows remains the odd man out...
by altair4
Sun Nov 19, 2017 9:24 am
Forum: Ethernet
Topic: Slow reads speeds with Samba shares
Replies: 5
Views: 260

Re: Slow reads speeds with Samba shares

I want you to try an experiment: Edit /etc/samba/smb.conf in Mint and right under the workgroup = WORKGROUP line add this line: client max protocol = SMB3 Save the file. Two things will happen - one of them not desired: [1] Your Mint smb client will access the Samba server using version 3 of the smb...
by altair4
Fri Nov 10, 2017 10:08 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Just another noob trying to access a shared Windows 10 folder thru my VM Linux Mint
Replies: 2
Views: 210

Re: Just another noob trying to access a shared Windows 10 folder thru my VM Linux Mint

It is not at all clear to me if this Win10 machine you speak of is the VM host to a Linux Mint VM guest or if it is is a separate box in your network. Anyhoo: ** You don't need to install anything to access another machines smb shares. ** If this is between a VM guest and a VM host you don't need sa...

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