[Samba] Can't see my home directory

David C. Rankin drankinatty at suddenlinkmail.com
Sun Jan 20 21:33:33 GMT 2008

Anne Wilson wrote:
> On Sunday 20 January 2008 19:58:29 John Drescher wrote:
>> On Jan 20, 2008 2:54 PM, Anne Wilson <cannewilson at googlemail.com> wrote:
>>> I have a strange problem.  I use samba for most of my network activity,
>>> even
>>> though most of it is linux to linux.  On every machine except this laptop
>>> I
>>> can see my home directory on the file/print/mail server.  On this laptop
>>> I can see all the other shares, but not my home directory.
>>> Since everything works on the others, the server end must be OK.  That
>>> puts
>>> the problem fair and square onto this laptop, but I've run out of ideas
>>> for
>>> checking.  I now need kicking in the right direction, please.
>> What do you mean can not see?
> I can't browse the home directory in konqueror, and I can't attach to it in 
> korganizer.
>> Also what version of samba are you using? 
> 3.0.25b 


	At this point, I would test compiling from source and see if the 
problem remains. You can do it in about 5 minutes.

(1) download the latest samba-rev#.tar.gz;
(2) unzip it with "tar -xzf samba-rev#.tar.gz"
(3) change into the new samba-rev# directory
(4) actually read/browse the README file
(5) cd into the new samba-rev#/source directory
(6) run "sh autogen.sh"
(7) For Mandriva 2005LE, the ./configure was:

./configure --prefix=/usr --infodir=/usr/share --mandir=/usr/share 
--with-configdir=/etc/samba --with-privatedir=/etc/samba --target=i686

To check, just make sure smbclient is in /usr/bin, smbd and nmbd are in 
/usr/sbin and smb.conf is in /etc/samba. If so the above configure will work

(8) make && make install
(9) restart samba and test
(10) if it doesn't work, or all goes awry, then just:

make revert

and it will reload your current 3.0.25b

David C. Rankin, J.D., P.E.
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