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.