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hello, can you help me sort this out. i have samba installed, everything was working before, I could share files between linux and windows. After starting samba on my Linux ...
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    SMB Cant contact Nautilus


    hello,

    can you help me sort this out.

    i have samba installed, everything was working before, I could share files between linux and windows. After starting samba on my Linux machine, I tried to access the Network Servers area and I get this error:

    "Couldnt displa "smb:///", because Nautilus cannot contact the SMB master browser.
    Check that an SMB server is running in the local network"

    please note that i had restarted samba over and over again....
    "service smb restart" and I got a host of "ok's"

    what could be the problem
    Toks

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    Try with Konqueror instead, Nautilus has kind of crappy support for SMB.

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    if you try konqueror you will find your samba server in the address bar.
    like this
    smb://machinename/share
    for me it is
    smb://adrenaline/music
    Nautilus is kind of crappy. try restarting X. I am not sure what distro you are using but I have found Nautilus to be breaky in Fedora.
    One more thing to try
    open a term and type
    nautilus network:
    and see what that brings. If all else fail use konqueror as stated above.
    Mike
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    Im using RedHat9 distro.

    Pls note: im just getting these errors now, I didnt get them before when I installed RH9.

    pls whats konqueror, how do I get/install it ....
    also, do I have to uninstall Nautillus so that it doesnt conflict with Konqueror..I wont know

    Toks

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    Konqueror is a web browser.

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    Quote Originally Posted by omrebel
    Konqueror is a web browser.
    It is not only a web browser, it is also a kde based filemanagerm, such as Nautilus.
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    You won't have any problems running those programs side by side. Konqueror is a web browser and you can download it from here
    http://www.kde.org/download/

    Mike
    Some people have told me they don't think a fat penguin really embodies the grace of Linux, which just tells me they have never seen a angry penguin charging at them in excess of 100mph. They'd be a lot more careful about what they say if they had.
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