Ubuntu :: Network Shares Not Available \ When Use OpenOffice Writer To Open/save Files The Shares Disappear In The "Open/Places"?
Apr 23, 2010
I am giving 10.04RC a try instead of Windows 7, so far so good. I can connect to my network shares fine using "Connect to a Server" & bookmark with the file browser, however when I use OpenOffice writer Spreadsheet to open/save files the shares disappear in the"Open/Places". Is this a bug in Ubuntu or Open Office? Is there an update/fix?
I have a problem with regards to opening the open office. every time I open a document, I cannot view it. It says the application cannot be started. The user interface language cannot be determined. What's the possible cause on this? How will i correct this error?
In Open Office Writer 3.2, is there any way that I can change the default "save as" "to" location from Documents folder to some other location (e.g., Desktop) in Lucid? I have looked thru everything I can find under tools>options, but I don't see anything that appears relevant.
Any command line deal I could do from terminal that might accomplish this?
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Ubuntu 10.04 x64 desktop. We have a NAS with several shared directories. They mount fine using manual "Connect to Server" using the SMB protocol. I assigned "Bookmarks" on connection so that I can recall them more easily when needed. The shared drives appear under "Places" with the more user friendly Bookmarks for each share appearing after the line divider in File Manager. This is all splendid.
However, when for example wanting to attach a file from a mapped shared drive when writing an email in Gmail (in either Firefox or Chromium), the "File Upload" window that opens DOES NOT show any mapped shared drives or Bookmarks making it impossible to attach anything from a shared drive. how to fix this rather bizarre behaviour since it is severely limiting the usefulness of centralizing our files on a NAS if I cannot attach shared files to emails.
Drag and drop also does not work. Firefox ignores them while Chromium says "This file is 0 bytes, so it will not be attached." I just successfully attached the same files in Chrome running on a Windows 7 machine in Virtualbox. This is both amazing, and somewhat embarrassing. How to do this from within Ubuntu 10.04 so that I do not have to resort to running a Windows machine just so that I can attach shared files
I installed the latest Openoffice.org from Openoffice website on an old 8.04 install. I downloaded the 64 bit .deb version for Ubuntu. All went well. OO3.3 runs well. My question is can you use the Ubuntu Open and Save dialogs? The one where you have drives on the left side. All that comes up with this version is a basic Open or Save dialog. The OO that comes with Ubuntu has these menus. Is there anyway to get these with Openoffice downloaded from the OO website?
I run opensuse 11 at work. I'm trying to see the list of shares on a "server" that is running windows server 2000. If I try smb://server, it doesn't show any shares, but I can browse directly to it such as smb://server/share1. If I use smbclient, it returns the list of shares correctly. I guess I just don't understand why smbclient shows the list of shared folders, but nautilus cannot.
I am working as a Linux administrator in a very small data centre with 5 servers with following routine tasks.
1. Managing SAMBA shares and giving user specific access for the shares. 2. Scheduling backup of some mount points with rsycn to store data in remote hard disk 3. User and group administration, with sudo access. 4. Creating and Managing Xen Virtual machines and giving access to other project teams. 5. Automating some tasks with Shell Scripting. 6. Managing FTP server for user uploads.
I have practiced a lot in my home laptop without RHEL training, Cleared RHCE and LPIC1. I want to do some advanced system admin tasks, but do not have option in my current data centre. With Above skills is it possible to get a job ?
I have an Acer EasyStore NAS which I can access fine in Nautilus, but a server which I have been trying to mount via command line refuses to even let me view the contents of the folder. The mount command appears to work, a password is requested when connecting to the shared folder.
sudo mount -t cifs --verbose -o user=jason //nas/media /mnt/nas mount.cifs kernel mount options: unc=//nasmedia,ver=1,rw,user=jason,ip=192.168.0.250,pas s=********
But I cannot even view the folder contents, as even a simple ls returns:
ls: cannot open directory /mnt/nas: Permission Denied
Even on my laptop which is able to access all the shared folders under Nautilus I am unable to mount shares from the command line.
I have successfully mounted windows shares in to ubuntu and can able to access the folders from nautilus. But i wanted to open the mounted share folders from the "open file browser(select a file dialog)" in DeVeDe app. I have tried all the options, and nothing worked out.
I've been running a Samba server under RedHat 8 for five years without a hiccup. I want to cut over to a F10 box but cannot get shares accessible. smbclient attempts fail over NT password error. SELinux is disabled. Server is visible on the network. Users require no password access to shared data.
# Samba config file created using SWAT # from UNKNOWN (>) # Date: 2009/06/12 14:15:15
I'm having sporadic issues with the openoffice.org program. Sometimes, power point presentations will crash the program and then I can't open any open office programs without rebooting the computer. The problem seems to be just with powerpoint files and I'm not sure what the issue could be.
I have a computer in another room of my house that I share the drive with my primary computer using NFS.
I just mount the network drive as normal in NFS. But I discovered today that I can't open openoffice files off of the drive. I have to copy them to the local disk first. I can open text files, pictures, pdfs. But .odt files will load the splash screen for open office, but go no further than that.
Anyone know how to fix this? It's kind of a killer for NFS for me. I really would like to be able to open documents over the network.
here's the settings I'm using in fstab in case those are wrong
Using connect to server in 10.04, service type SSH (sftp) from the places menu. This shows my folder and I can double-click pdfs, text files etc from Nautilus. But.... if I try to open an ods or odt file it opens the archive manager. It also fails if I open from within OOo. It used to work but has recently stopped.As an aside, if I export the share via NFS and access it that way, then everything works OK.
i am wanting to use Firefox to connect to my smb shares. However, i keep getting this error message: Firefox doesn't know how to open this address, because the protocol (smb) isn't associated with any program. My client configuration is as follows: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux x86_64; en-GB; rv:184.108.40.206pre) Gecko/20100106 Ubuntu/9.10 (karmic) Shiretoko/3.5.8preI tried the instructions below to try and fix the problem with no success: Quote: From [URL]
Linux with Firefox In order to connect to a network share directly from you browser under Linux, you must configure Firefox to handle URL's starting with "smb://". This is done by typing "about:config" in the address line and hitting return. After that you must right-click the list of settings and choose "New -> Boolean" as shown below.
As name you must type: "network.protocol-handler.external.smb" with a value of "true". After that you must do the same thing over again, but this time choose "New -> String", type the name: "network.protocol-handler.app.smb" with a value of the path to the application you wish to use for browsing network shares. If you use KDE, this will typically be "/usr/bin/konqueror".
when I click on any folder under places. for example if I click on my home folder or video folder. Or any folder under places. I get a document viewer message in Red. Saying "Unable to open document" "cant open directory" how I can fix this?? im on 11.04
I'm using WINE and have to open a share on my network. I go to "My Network Places" and it says it's invalid, I try manually typing in the URI and it says it's invalid. I try to assign a drive letter to the URI and it says it's not a valid drive.
I'm running Ubuntu 9.10. I am hooked into my home network with several windows machines attached. On a daily basis I browse the network and use network shares. Today, I can't. Today I can't see any other machines from ubuntu. I haven't changed any settings in Ubuntu, and nothing has been changed on the network, but yesterday it worked fine and today it doesn't.
Tested with diffrent parameters. And another problem also with samba shares, when I edit file from editor (eclipse) after save i got 'file changed dialog'. seems like file is written with some delay ? and timestamp dont agree (its my blind quess). On 9.04 no problems. Tested with 2 instances of Eclipse. One copied from 9.04 and second fresh install. Other editors raport the same problem. Its anoying as hell.
I successfully connected to my office's (Windows) servers, so usually I can browse for files via Places. But when I want to upload a file for example as an attachment in gmail, after clicking the browse button, only the local drives and folders are visible in the file upload window. Is there some way to tell my browsers (Chromium and FF) there are more drives in life? (I'm using Maverick Meerkat). (And I'm not sure the problem is my browser or my settings or anything else..)
Was enjoying my new experiences until I tried to access/see my OpenSuse 11.4 install (Within VirtualBox on Windows 7)I can surf the net and download packages etc but from Windows 7 the Virtual OpenSuse7 does not show up.I know the windows network works because I also have Ubuntu10.4 on VirtualBox and that I can see and access fine.Change to OpenSuse and it all goes down the tubes, doesnt even show up in the Network on Winsows 7With Ubuntu I have etho setup to use DHCP automatically.I've tried numberous settings unsuccessfully on Suse and I think in the process have probably changed something incorrectly, but it didnt show up in Network places even before I started fiddling.Settings within Network Settings are:
1) Global options Network Setup method: Tradional with ifup IPv6 Protocol - Enabled
I've been using Ubuntu for about 2 years now, but still have trouble with some of the finer workings of linux. I have a laptop that I use for general computing, and a desktop hooked up to a TV as sort of a remote backup/htpc. A problem I run into is when I transfer files, they get transfered with the owner set as the original computer's account, and I can't do anything until I open a remote viewer and gksudo nautilus to change the permissions of the file. I looked at articles about permissions and uid's, gid's, and umask but can't figure out how to apply it to my situation.
I thought about doing something with groups but am not sure exactly what, and anyway, default group settings only give read access and what I'm really looking for is the ability to manipulate files and folders across the entire /home dir on my desktop from my laptop. Desktop is running 8.04 and laptop is running 9.10. BTW I am currently sharing through smbfs. I read that this has been replaced by cifs, but at the moment I would prefer not the mess with things if I don't need to.
I'm trying to share some folders over the network, but the shared folders are not visible on another computer. This is through double clicking my computer from the Network list in Nautilus. However, I can access the share by typing the full address(<computer name>/<share name>) in "File > Connect to Server...".Since I can't type the address manually from my blu-ray drive, I need to get the shares to show on the network. What is wrong with my settings?
I am trying to share files on my Windows XP Home machine over my P2P network to my Ubuntu netbook. The folder I wish to share is configured in Windows with public permissions. I go to the Files & Folders > Documents and then I click on Network in the Places tab. A Windows Network icon appears, but when I double click it I receive the error message, "Unable to mount location. Failed to retrieve share list from server."
I am trying to access my win7 networks shares with pcmanfm. (I have done sudo apt-get install gvfs-backends). I dont have any pw on my win7 and i dont want one. So every time i try to connect, pcman ask me for pw. How to configure pcman to dont ask me for pw? I have tried linux mint live usb and ubuntu live usb with same result.
I have three computers on the network, one is using Windows Vista, one is in an office room using Ubuntu 10.10, and one is in the living room using Ubuntu 10.10. All three computers have folders shared, and were all three reading files just fine with one another for a couple of months. To share the folders, I just right clicked on them, selected sharing options, and checked the boxes for "share this folder" and "guest access". Both Ubuntu computers have samba installed and configured so the Vista computer can see their shares. Tonight, the Ubuntu computer in the living room stopped being able to see the other computers under places -> network. The other Ubuntu computer and Vista computer can still see each other's shares just fine.
I also created a test share folder with a file in it on the living room Ubuntu computer, and it can be seen by the other Ubuntu computer. I can ping the computer in the living room, and the computer in the living room can ping the other two computers. I set a static IP address on the Ubuntu computer in the living room to rule out an IP address conflict. Under network, if I go to "go -> location..." I'm not quite sure what to type in there to find other computers. Under places -> network, the only thing that comes up on the Ubuntu computer in the living room is it's own shares. I tried using the search feature, but was unable to come up with anything resembling my particular problem within a reasonable amount of time.