John D Choate jdchoate at gmail.com
Sat May 16 12:52:18 CDT 2009

On Saturday 16 May 2009 10:30:48 Ian L. Target wrote:
> John D Choate wrote:
> > On Friday 15 May 2009 11:22:53 Ian L. Target wrote:
> >   
> >> I would like to copy all of the files from a shared directory on a
> >> friend's laptop to my Mint box.  His computer:  running XP, named
> >> LAVERNE, assigned to workgroup CADILLAC.  The directory I want to copy
> >> is C:\data\temp.  It is marked as shared.  It is plugged into a WGR614v9
> >> router. 
> >>
> >> On my computer in Konqueror I type smb://CADILLAC/ and I see my
> >> computer, Mint, and his computer Laverne.  When click on Laverne, it
> >> times out after about 1 minute. 
> >>
> >> I looked over my smb.conf file.  It might as well be written in Greek. 
> >> The only line in the file I really understand is:
> >>
> >> # Change this to the workgroup/NT-domain name your Samba server will part of
> >> workgroup = CADILLAC
> >>
> >>
> >> Many (most) of the stuff is commented out.  I felt there was no need to
> >> uncomment them if I wasn't familiar with what their purpose was. 
> >>
> >> Is their anything obvious I am missing?  Would it help to post the
> >> entire smb.conf file?
> >>
> >> Ian
> >>     
> >
> > Try to install and run smb4k. It has an easy to use interface and I have never had to mess with SAMBA config files. It will list the workgroups and their workstations... you provide the login and the directories will become available. Click on the shared directory you want and mount it. You can then open konqueror to that mounted directory and move files as you please.
> >   
> I successfully installed SMB4K.  But it displays the same behavior as
> Konqueror.  It will show both computers and the printer that are plugged
> into the router, but it times out if I try and browse his computer.
> Any other suggestions?
> Ian

Did you check your firewall(s) to make sure a port is open for SAMBA? Beyond that, I would uninstall SAMBA and delete its config, then reinstall it again. If it still doesn't work, then I'd start messing with the config again.

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