[Samba] Unable to open most files within Linux from a windows share

Craig White craigwhite at azapple.com
Thu Nov 2 03:11:12 GMT 2006

On Wed, 2006-11-01 at 14:03 -0500, Immanuel CRC Office wrote:
> I am trying to open files on my Linux box from a windows share. I can 
> browse to the directory, see the files, copy them to my computer, edit 
> them, save them and copy the files back (using Nautilus).
> I can open a text file from the windows share with Gedit.
> I can not open a text file with Kate: error: The file or folder 
> smb://pastor/SHARED FILES/text.txt does not exist.
> I can not open an .xls file with OOo nor CXoffice Excel. They both open 
> a blank sheet - not the file. No error message.
> System: Ubuntu AMD64: kernel 2.6.15-27-amd64-generic Default
> Samba: 3.0.22
> I've searched to see what others have said, and some say it is KDE's 
> fault. Some say it is a problem with OOo.
> Does anyone have any other ideas or something to try? Do I have to get 
> this fixed by OOo and KDE? Let me know if I need to give more 
> information. Thanks for any help!
Logs are your friend...you might want to find them and see if they have
any clues.

Seems as though it's more of a permissions thing than a GNOME/KDE/oO

My guess is that you are mounting this share as 'root' and not as 'user'

Did you want to share the appropriate method of mounting (perhaps it is
a line in /etc/fstab)?


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