I have a problem browsing Windows shares - sometimes they appear in Nemo, sometimes they don't!
This has been with me for some time now. I had the problem with 18.1 and (I think) with 18, and now also with 18.2
I have not done anything to configure Mint to see these shares - it works (sometimes) out of the box.
In Nemo I click on the Network link in the Network section in the left hand panel.
When it works I see a Windows Network icon, and my printer, and also each Windows device on the LAN that is switched on (there are 2 Win10 PCs here) and my NAS box (an ancient Buffalo Terastation).
When I have the problem all I see is the Windows Network icon and the printer.
In either case if I double click on the Windows Network icon there is nothing in it.
I did not experience the problem for about a month - and actually got round to checking all sorts of stuff while it was working to compare with when it is not
Then on the 6th December I got the problem and it has been with me ever since. (You might be able to tell that it takes me a while to get round to things, like posting here for help).
When I do have the problem I can type the share I want into the location bar in Nemo to access it, (e.g. smb://192.168.253.149/share/ ) so it's not stopping me working.
I used to be a Windows NT admin many years ago, but at home started fiddling with Linux. I quickly ditched Windows and have not used it at home since. I have tried various distros (Fedora, Ubuntu etc...) but really like Mint. I have not got the knowledge of Linux that I once had with Windows though.
Since I stopped being a Windows admin I moved into networking (Cisco, Checkpoint, Palo Alto...) which I did for about 15 years. I have now retired from IT.
So, although I still don't know a lot about Linux, I do know about networking
My computer - is an old workhorse. It has been with me for about 8 years and still going strong, as you can see:
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julian@QDM-linux2 ~ $ inxi -Fxz System: Host: QDM-linux2 Kernel: 4.8.0-53-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 5.4.0) Desktop: Cinnamon 3.4.3 (Gtk 3.18.9-1ubuntu3.3) Distro: Linux Mint 18.2 Sonya Machine: Mobo: Intel model: D946GZIS v: AAD83227-402 Bios: Intel v: TS94610J.86A.0087.2007.1107.1049 date: 11/07/2007 CPU: Single core Intel Celeron 420 (-UP-) cache: 512 KB flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 ssse3) bmips: 3196 speed: 1598 MHz (max) Graphics: Card: Intel 82946GZ/GL Integrated Graphics Controller bus-ID: 00:02.0 Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) Resolution: firstname.lastname@example.org GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel 946GZ GLX Version: 2.1 Mesa 12.0.6 Direct Rendering: Yes Audio: Card-1 Intel NM10/ICH7 Family High Definition Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0 Card-2 Creative Labs CA0106 Soundblaster driver: snd_ca0106 port: 1140 bus-ID: 04:00.0 Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.8.0-53-generic Network: Card-1: Realtek RTL8169 PCI Gigabit Ethernet Controller driver: r8169 v: 2.3LK-NAPI port: 1000 bus-ID: 04:01.0 IF: enp4s1 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter> Card-2: Intel PRO/100 VE Network Connection driver: e100 v: 3.5.24-k2-NAPI port: 1100 bus-ID: 04:08.0 IF: enp4s8 state: down mac: <filter> Drives: HDD Total Size: 500.1GB (3.4% used) ID-1: /dev/sda model: WDC_WD5003ABYX size: 500.1GB Partition: ID-1: / size: 455G used: 13G (3%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1 ID-2: swap-1 size: 4.28GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda5 RAID: No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 46.0C mobo: N/A Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A Info: Processes: 177 Uptime: 1:15 Memory: 1487.5/3940.9MB Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 5.4.0 Client: Shell (bash 4.3.481) inxi: 2.2.35
I followed the checklist in Samba Browsing Problems Checklist
and here is the output of all the tests it required. The output for all of these commands is the same whether I can browse the shares or not - except for one command - smbtree returns no data when I have the problem.
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$ sudo service smbd status ● smbd.service Loaded: not-found (Reason: No such file or directory) Active: inactive (dead) $ $ sudo service nmbd status ● nmbd.service Loaded: not-found (Reason: No such file or directory) Active: inactive (dead) $ $ hostname QDM-linux2 $ $ cat /etc/samba/smb.conf | grep order # smb.conf(5) manual page in order to understand the options listed $ $ cat hosts 127.0.0.1 localhost 127.0.1.1 QDM-linux2 # The following lines are desirable for IPv6 capable hosts ::1 ip6-localhost ip6-loopback fe00::0 ip6-localnet ff00::0 ip6-mcastprefix ff02::1 ip6-allnodes ff02::2 ip6-allrouters $ $ cat lmhosts cat: lmhosts: No such file or directory $ $ sudo ufw status Status: inactive $ $ $ $ sudo nmap -sS -sU -T4 192.168.253.149 Starting Nmap 7.01 ( https://nmap.org ) at 2017-11-06 19:36 CET Warning: 192.168.253.149 giving up on port because retransmission cap hit (6). Nmap scan report for 192.168.253.149 Host is up (0.00014s latency). Not shown: 1934 closed ports, 50 open|filtered ports PORT STATE SERVICE 80/tcp open http 139/tcp open netbios-ssn 445/tcp open microsoft-ds 515/tcp open printer 548/tcp open afp 873/tcp open rsync 3689/tcp open rendezvous 8000/tcp open http-alt 8080/tcp open http-proxy 8873/tcp open dxspider 9666/tcp open unknown 22939/tcp open unknown 58080/tcp open unknown 69/udp open tftp 137/udp open netbios-ns 5353/udp open zeroconf MAC Address: 00:16:01:BB:19:3E (Buffalo.inc) Nmap done: 1 IP address (1 host up) scanned in 944.95 seconds $ $ $ ##### ##### this smbtree output is from when the browsing worked ##### $ smbtree Enter julian's password: WORKGROUP \\QDM-W8KITCHEN \\QDM-W8KITCHEN\Users \\QDM-W8KITCHEN\IPC$ Remote IPC \\QDM-W8KITCHEN\Ddrive$ \\QDM-W8KITCHEN\D$ Default share \\QDM-W8KITCHEN\C$ Default share \\QDM-W8KITCHEN\ADMIN$ Remote Admin \\HS-DHTGL93E TeraStation \\HS-DHTGL93E\ADMIN$ IPC Service ("TeraStation") \\HS-DHTGL93E\IPC$ IPC Service ("TeraStation") \\HS-DHTGL93E\LBV \\HS-DHTGL93E\speech \\HS-DHTGL93E\pictures \\HS-DHTGL93E\music \\HS-DHTGL93E\mp3 \\HS-DHTGL93E\comedy \\HS-DHTGL93E\share \\HS-DHTGL93E\info TeraStation Utilities \\HS-DHTGL93E\lp Network Printer for Windows \\DESKTOP-8I8FT47 $ $ $ smbclient -L 192.168.253.149 WARNING: The "syslog" option is deprecated Enter julian's password: Domain=[WORKGROUP] OS=[Unix] Server=[Samba 3.0.21c] Sharename Type Comment --------- ---- ------- lp Printer Network Printer for Windows info Disk TeraStation Utilities share Disk comedy Disk mp3 Disk music Disk pictures Disk speech Disk LBV Disk IPC$ IPC IPC Service ("TeraStation") ADMIN$ IPC IPC Service ("TeraStation") Domain=[WORKGROUP] OS=[Unix] Server=[Samba 3.0.21c] Server Comment --------- ------- DESKTOP-8I8FT47 HS-DHTGL93E TeraStation QDM-W8KITCHEN Workgroup Master --------- ------- WORKGROUP HS-DHTGL93E $ $ $ $ cd /etc/network /etc/network $ cat interfaces # interfaces(5) file used by ifup(8) and ifdown(8) auto lo iface lo inet loopback $ $ $ $ cat /etc/NetworkManager/NetworkManager.conf [main] plugins=ifupdown,keyfile,ofono dns=dnsmasq [ifupdown] managed=false gvfs-backends is installed
Quite a long post for my first one - I hope that I have given all the information you might need to be able to help me.