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

Crystle Numan office at immanuelministries.ca
Thu Nov 2 14:12:18 GMT 2006

Craig White <craigwhite <at> azapple.com> writes:

> 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
> thing.
> 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)?
> Craig

I do not have a line in /etc/fstab. I simply browse to it through my Places
menu. I do not know how Ubuntu sets that up. What file info should I post?

I tried to find a log file, but am not sure if I was looking in the right place.
The most recently used log in /var/log/samba was log.nmbd and I watched it as I
tried to open a file from the Windows share. Nothing was added to it. Is there
another log file I should be watching?

Would it be helpful to post my smb.conf? That doesn't quite make sense as it
shows what I am sharing, and that is not the issue.


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