safetycopy wrote:OK, so I've set everything up on my client now...
The directory structure appears (/mnt/Samba/Dan) when I browse it in Thunar, but Dan seems to be owned by root and I can't right-click and create a new file.
EDIT: Nevermind, it's all working now. I tried creating a file from the terminal and that worked, so I restarted Thunar and now everything seems to be working great!
Thanks so much for your help and apologies for the confusion!
1st: Whew! I'm glad we got that settled.
2nd: There is one teensie weensie little problem left I'm afraid. And you already found it.
There's a very strange bug in the latest thunar that is really very hard to describe. If you wait long enough ( 30 seconds ) and open up /mnt/Samba/Dan you will be able to read and even edit a file that is already there. But you won't be able to add a new one.
You can work around this problem by:
Accessing it with an ls -l first which is kind of inconvienient.
You can access it once through thunar - close thunar - and access it again within the 30 second timeout - and now you can write - also inconvenient.
Use something other than thunar. The XFE file manager is my choice.
I should note that this affects only Thunar.
If you open up gedit for example and want to save a new file there it's not an issue.
A bug report has been submitted to XFCE itself on this issue by one of the forum administrators on the XFCE forum.