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Open to share folders no longer available [SOLVED]

Postby kbkb » Fri Jul 06, 2012 9:30 pm

I used to be able to share folders via SAMBA. The option is no longer available to me.
I am using LMDE 64 Bit.

Ideas?
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Re: Open to share folders no longer available

Postby Sonsum » Sat Jul 07, 2012 2:04 am

What DE are you running, Cinnamon? MATE? XFCE?

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Re: Open to share folders no longer available

Postby kbkb » Sat Jul 07, 2012 7:46 am

mate at this moment

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Re: Open to share folders no longer available

Postby altair4 » Sat Jul 07, 2012 7:50 am

There's 3 ways to "share folders via SAMBA" so I don't know which option is missing for you:

** Through Nautilus - nautilus-share
I don't use MATE but I believe this option is not available in MATE.

** Through system-config-samba
I don't use Debian but system-config-samba is an Ubuntu utility and not in the debian repositories.

** Through shares-admin
Believe it or not this is still available in Debian but you must install the following package if it's not installed by default:

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sudo apt-get install gnome-system-tools


Of course there's a 4th way:

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gksu gedit /etc/samba/smb.conf

And there's even a 5th way of creating shares from the command line.
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Re: Open to share folders no longer available

Postby squeezy » Sat Jul 07, 2012 9:07 am

altair4 wrote:** Through shares-admin
Believe it or not this is still available in Debian but you must install the following package if it's not installed by default:

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sudo apt-get install gnome-system-tools


That package has been ported over to MATE as mate-system-tools. That's what I use to do simple folder sharing in MATE.

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Re: Open to share folders no longer available

Postby kbkb » Sat Jul 07, 2012 1:24 pm

I tried sudo apt-get install gnome-system-tools in my terminal - no difference.

I removed and installed gnome-system-tools from software manager - no difference.

I believe samba is running because I can stop and start the services. I just don't have a means as before to share folders from the gui.

I'm getting frustrated with LMDE. I appreciate the work that went into it. It takes great talent but from an end user. Here are the problems I am facing:
    Wine cannot be installed from the repository after a fresh install. I've tried a number of suggestions - no go.
    My printer required a manual driver install and a series of commands to get it to work via usb.
    From a fresh install my sound did not work in Firefox/flash.
    SAMBA which worked great in the past is giving me lots of problems now.
    I'm having difficulty switching from mate to cinnamon. It just doesn't work.

I've been using LMDE since the beginning.

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Re: Open to share folders no longer available

Postby altair4 » Sat Jul 07, 2012 2:03 pm

Did you do what squeezy suggested:

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sudo apt-get install mate-system-tools

I have no idea if it ends up in the menu but if it's like "gnome-system-tools" just open a terminal and type:

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shares-admin

If you created a share and are having problems with that then please post the output of the following commands:

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testparm -s

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smbtree
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Re: Open to share folders no longer available [SOLVED]

Postby kbkb » Wed Jul 11, 2012 10:57 pm

I tried a number of things but it may have been a combination of applying the changes that the previous person posted and rebooting my system that got it working for me.

Thanks all!


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