[Samba] Mounting Samba shares under KDE 3.x

Bruce Hohl brucehohl at access-4-free.com
Mon Apr 4 23:10:30 GMT 2005

> Hi,
> 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  problem.
> 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?

This works for me with SuSE 9.1:
# smbmount //<server>/<share> /mnt/point -o

The user must have appropriate permissions in Samba and the
Linux file systems.

Also, for SuSE see /etc/samba/smbfstab.  This file has
instructions for mounting the shares during boot.


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