[Samba] Mounting Samba shares under KDE 3.x

Joaquin Villanueva joaquin at liga-acb.es
Mon Apr 4 09:17:47 GMT 2005


I'm trying to mount the samba shares into my SuSE 9.2 workstation, with 
no luck. Our server is in production, so there's nothing wrong in our 
samba server. But I can't mount my shares under KDE.

Doing it with mount -t smbfs gives me a lot of Time Out errors, and the 
mount is unable to show any files. Seems that the smbfs module is broken 
in the 2.6.8 kernel. I don't know if this is a kernel problem or SuSE 

Mounting with CIFS works flawlessly in console. But Konqueror hangs 
solid when accessing the mounted directory. I've tested it with KDE 3.3 
and KDE 3.4 and same problem. But using the smb:// functionality under 
konqueror works fine. The problem with this approach is that KDE don't 
let me mount (as far I know) these shares under my filesystem, and a lot 
of apps don't like accessing docs in this way. I must copy the files, 
work locally and return them in the samba server.

Really I'm clueless with this issue. Anybody has succeeded mounting 
samba shares under SuSE 9.2 and KDE 3.x?


Joaquin Villanueva
IT Director

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