First let me say that Lubuntu is a lightweight version of Ubuntu, so there is not much point in loading it up with unnecessary packages. If you just want to share printers on a Linux network, you don't need Samba. And if you just want a way that users can "push" files to others on a network, use Giver (+ Avahi) as this is a better option. Especially as it sorts out file permissions for you.
To enable file sharing on a Lubuntu 10.10 machine, go to Preferences > Synaptic Package Manager and add the following:- * samba * system-config-samba * gvfs-bin * gvfs-backends ...accepting any dependancies, 11 packages in total.
I suggest you re-boot now. As an initial test, go to file manager (pcmanfm) and enter:- smb://localhost You should see the local print$ folder listed.
To access folder shares remotely * open file manager (pcmanfm) * enter the IP address or computer name of the machine you wish to access e.g. smb://192.168.0.99 or smb://print-server
To share a folder:- Go to: Preferences > Samba (enter password when requested) In the Samba Configuration screen:- * File > Add Share * use Browse... to select folder to be shared * Tick "Visible" and (if required} "Writable" * In the "Access" select "Allow access to everyone" Set the Linux permissions:- * locate the folder to share in file manager * right click on the folder and select Properties > Permissions * set the required permissions, e.g. Other: Read & Write (to allow anyone full access)
I know - who uses parallel ports any more? People like me with an excellent, but old, HP OfficeJetPro 1150C. This is an old problem marked [SOLVED] in the following link to nowhere:
I'm at Fedora 13 - 220.127.116.11-68.fc13.i686.PAE
Problem 1. /dev/parport0 is not found by sane unless you reset permissions after each boot 2. hplip udev rules only seem to support usb devices. 3. there are no/dev/parport[0-9] rules in udev/rules.d anymore 4. Did I read something about these ports being handled by HAL ACLs? If so, how do you do it?
default: ls -laF /dev/parport0 crw-rw---- 1 root lp 99, 0 Jun 23 07:48 /dev/parport0
must do at each boot: sudo chmod 666 /dev/parport0
I formatted a external 160 GB HDD (Lacie) with EXT3 and encrypted. The formatting went perfect. When I stick it into the USB slot, it is recognized and mounted by HAL. Hal asks me the password and then everything seems ok. But I have no write access. Only root has. I would like to use it to store my user data, externally, but encrypted. How can I set the write permission to make this possible? Why does HAL attribute the write permissions to root, even if I have given the password as user?
I've got a small issue that when a Windows user creates a new folder through Windows Explorer (from the menu or by right clicking) the new folder is only accessible to that particular user. Example: user SABKAR (member of the HR group) creates a new folder called MarcTestMenu in a shared Samba directory through Windows Explorer:
At this point user MORAMY cannot copy a file or open the directory MarcTestMenu. MORAMY gets a 'not accessible' error message in Windows. If I su to the Samba box and issue this command:
how I can get the correct default permissions when users create directories through Windows?
I'm attempting to set up a Samba share on my lab's small server (Ubuntu Server Edition, 10.04). It looked easy enough, but the share that I set up didn't allow anyone to actually put anything on it: no uploading stuff, etc. (You can still upload files via the command line, so I implemented the unix extensions = no fix). The share is writeable and visible, and anyone can access it (according to the Samba GUI). According to the smb.conf:
The other Windows machines in the lab see the new server and its share automatically, although they can't make changes to it, like create a new folder in the share. Most of my lab uses Snow Leopard (OS X 10.6), and a few others use Windows. I can connect to the server using my MacBook either through the terminal or Finder -> Go -> Connect to server -> smb://blah.someplace.edu without problems.
I can do pretty much anything via the command line, but not through the Finder! If I want to create a new folder, it gives me an old-school error message (stupid blue face): "The operation can't be competed because you don't have the necessary permission." If I want to drag-and-drop a file from my desktop to the Share folder, I get a pop-up window (lock + blue face): "Type your password to allow Finder to make changes." If I do, then I get another pop-up: "One or more items can't be copied to "Share" because you don't have permission to read them. Do you want to copy the items you are allowed to read?"
Problem: permissions for rsync and BackinTime. Setup: Ubuntu 11.04, Two internal HD, #1=main, single boot, #2=backup drive. Question: How do I set up my 2nd HD with correct permissions? Background: I had previously a dual boot XP+10.04 with a 2nd HD formatted as NTFS. With this I was able to use my rsync and backintime to my 2nd HD with no issue. My new set up is EXT4 on both HD.
(I even tried to reformat my 2nd HD as NTFS, but that didnt fix the issue) I followed [URL] to mount the 2nd HD and get permissions. But now when I run backintime i get this error: [E] Error: rsync: opendir "/home/myhome/.ssh" failed: Permission denied (13) I did my requisite reading for a newbie, and am stuck. I ran backintime as root, and it backed up ok. How do I run my user version of backintime? (i.e. How do I fix the permission issue?)
When I create a new folder on my ubuntu machine and share it with my windows 7 machine using 'net usershare add <dir> <path>', I can't get write perms in Win 7. It keeps giving me a "You need permission to perform this action'. I've chmod the folder to 777 but still no luck.
The funny thing is, it was all working fine until I tried to add a new usershare yesterday (Can't think what I've changed). I use this sharing method to share all of my development /var/www/ folders so I can work on them from my win machine.
I have had a few problems with my samba smb.conf, and it nuked and rebuilt yesterday. I'm fairly new to the Linux game, and this permissions problem has me baffled.
what I am trying achieve is read/write access for my MS domain account and read-only access for everyone else. In smb.conf I have this:
map to guest = bad user usershare allow guests = yes username map = /etc/samba/smbusers
I can access this fine with my MS domain account, what I can't work out is how to give others read-only access to the same share. I guess I could create a second share for the same folder with a different name and permissions, but that seems a bit clunky and I'd have to remember to pass on a different name to the one I am using. I also tried using the Nautilus right-click "Sharing options" and then setting the folder permissions. This works fine for giving others read-only access, but loses capitalisation of the share name and doesn't seem to recognise my MS domain account as being valid.
I have a Samba server running on a box where I login to admin as user: FRED The Samba users are SUE JOE - Read only for specified paths (media playback access only user) SUE can read/write to any directory under the share: Media
So all that is working fine. As long as I do file operations remotely as SUE everything works remotely. How can I make it to where everything SUE does over Samba FRED automatically has permissions to edit when logged in locally (or SSH)? Also, remember, Joe needs to be able to read where specified.
I have an Ubuntu 11.04 laptop that I use to connect to a Windows 7 server. Everything was working fine until the hard drive on the server crashed and it was replaced with a backup. Now I intermittently lose access to the shares with Nautilus giving me the following message:
"The folder contents could not be displayed.You do not have the permissions necessary to view the contents of Folder"
When I look at the mount points in terminal I see the following:
Sometimes the permissions will revert back by themselves, sometimes I need to umount and mount to get back in.I have tried deleting and recreating the mount points. No change.It is driving me up the wall, I have tried everything I can think of, installing/uninstalling winbind, the fuse modules etc etc. I use this machine as a production machine in a heterogeneous environment and everything works awesomely except for this. I love Ubuntu, I can't even think of booting Windoze these days but not being able to access the network shares is a right show-stopper for me.
I have a Natty headless server that I would like to set up shared directories and grant specific users write permissions. I use a Windows 2008 R2 machine with Active Directory for authentication and have created a group GroupWithWriteAccess which I want to have write access to the shared directory. I want all other users to have read only access. I have edited my smb.conf file with the following
The machine is fully setup to work with Windows authentication and I can access shares from the ubuntu machine, it's just sharing local directories with the correct permissions that I can't work out. So far I can access the files from my other machine, but I do not have write access even though I am logged on as a user who is a member of GroupWithWriteAccess.
I am running Ubuntu 9.04, and wish to share a folder to be accessed without logging in via Windows Vista. If I set up the share through the nautilus right-click menu and enable "Guest Account", the share is inaccessible. The folder shows up, but it fails to mount. Vista says that it can see the computer, but not the shared folder.
The folder is
The only way I can get it to work is if I change the permissions of the folder /home/william to allow Others to access files.
I have set up a Samba share via my CentOS 5 server (the samba share is actually a mounted filesystem, not local machine space). I have been successful in adding permissions for my windows users within the smb.conf, but have an additional need that I cannot figure out. I would like for my Windows administrators to be able to create folders and assign permissions from their machines (and their Windows GUI). Ultimately I need the folders on the Samba share to behave correctly when Windows group permissions are applied by these administrators.
When the folders are created, the "Everyone" identity cannot be deleted and sometimes "Creator Owner" or "Creater Group" show up. I have seen several threads start down this path, but haven't seen a definite answer (I may have just missed it!).
the second drive is mounted on /media/Sifl_80GB and it was formatted as ext4.
My windows machines see the 80GBshare entry but I get the error "network path not found" when I try to open the folder. Does this mount need to be listed in my fstab for this to work correctly? I'm noticing something in the comments of the smb.conf for auto-mounting a cdrom drive when a cdrom drive is accessed by adding a fstab entry, so I'm wondering if this needs to be done with my second drive?
I have 4 machines; all multiboot. I want each machine to have full rw access to file shares on each other machine, AND, full rw access to the other partitions on the same machine home folder for UNbooted OS's. I imagine Samba will NOT handle all these configurations? What else do I have to do, so that, for example, if I have 2 machines on, and I boot up a third machine in another room, it will auto mount the other 2 machines' shares, and it export it's own shares to the other 2 machines? I want also each machine to have full rw access to shares on the UNbooted partitions of each machine.
i'm trying to set up samba so that i can connect to the printer in the den since we have wireless access. also, i can see my virtual box on the windows xp home ed desktop, but can't access it.so, how do i go about setting up samba so stuff is visible between my ubuntu machine and my families windows orientated network? i'm having a hard time finding anything on videos too. i'm taking a break from the remastersys stuff so i can get the more important things done, such as connecting my ubuntu machine to my families windows network. i don't know if the printer is wireless or not, but regardless, i can't find it.
I'm trying to set up an old computer that was donated to my by an aunt to hold my external hard drives and use it as a file server so i can use them from anywhere within my house. However I can not seem to get the samba server to broadcast/be seen by my ubuntu installation, nor my windows installation.
I've read the manual, to an extent, but I feel as if I am missing something. All I want is to have it to where I can just type in \server and bring up my files to access without having to worry about passwords.
I recently used this process to connect my Samba network to be able to access and allow Windows XP machines to access my computer on my office network.
For various reasons, all the XP computers on the network are set to fixed (do we say static?) IP addresses with manual DNS. Hence I realised during the Samba setup that I had to set a static IP on my Ubuntu machine similar to my Windows static IP's (ie 192.168.10.?) in order to be able to see the Windows share PC's properly.
Once I set my Ubuntu machine to static IP of 192.168.10.3 with subnet of 255.255.255.0 and gateway of 192.168.0.1 then I was able to access and be accessed by PC's on the network. However I couldn't access the internet after this. I input the DNS server in the edit connections as you can see per the attachment. All these settings (except the IP address obviously) were all now exactly the same as the PC machines, and I thought I'd now be able to access the windows network, as well as have access to the internet, however, even though my wired network is connected there is still no internet access.
I'm using the GUI under network connections to make all these changes if that is important. I can't understand why this doesn't work?
I am currently attempting to setup Samba 3 (installed) for a basic home-network file-sharing server via Ubuntu 10.04. It seems like (based on my extensive googling and research) nobody wants or has a configuration like I do, but surely SOMEBODY knows how to do this.
The following is my goal for a basic setup.
Folder 1 (share is called "Read-Write"):
-Users from Windows 7 can see, read, write, execute, create, or delete any files and folders in Folder 1 as they so desire.
-Users can accomplish all of this from as "guest."
Folder 2 (share is called "Read-Only"):
-I can log in as my user to see, read, write, execute, create, or delete any files and folders in Folder 2 as I so desire.
-People other than me can log in as "guest."
-"Guest" users from Windows 7 can see, read, and execute programs as desired.
Things I have accomplished:
-Directories are browseable via Windows 7
-My user has a password for Samba (assigned via "sudo smbpasswd -a matthew)
Things I have not yet been able to accomplish:
-Configure Folder 2 so that Samba asks for login credentials when someone tries to access it SO THAT I an use my Samba user to log in.
-Configure Folder 2 so that, when I log in as my Samba user, I can see, read, write, execute, create, or delete any files and folders in Folder 1 as I so desire.
-Configure Folder 2 so that Windows 7 users can easily access it as guest to browse, read, and execute files and folders in it.
-Configure Folder 1 so that any Windows 7 user can easily access it as guest to see, read, write, execute, create, or delete any files and folders in Folder 1 as they so desire.
I have a home network with Ubuntu (3 PC) Windows (XP 3, 7 1 vista 1) and Lacie networked drive. I have successfully edited fstab to mount the lacie drive at startup on my main ubuntu PC and it works a treat. My problem is setting up the Unbutu PCs to browse the workgroup. This was working but now (since my last update of Unbutu I think) I get prompted for a password and no matter what I do it does not let me browse.
Now I have read a few things on Samba and do not have the time or ability to become a network engineer. All I want to do is is have on my Ubuntu the same browsing ability that seems to come out of the box in Windows.
I ssh into a ubuntu box with username "ubuntu" and I can become root without entering a password via "sudo su". How can I scp files onto this box using the ubuntu@ username? It does not allow me to do so using root@. The error is:scp: /etc/: Permission denied.
I have 2 workstations that I'm trying to network together so that I can backup each to the other. One is XP sp2 and the other Fedora 9. Since installing Samba on the Fedora box and trying to get it configured, I have a problem that Add/remove programs won't do installs because it says there's no connection to a network. Network Manager says there aren't any connections, but it worked before the Samba install. Mozilla and Thunderbird can access the internet OK. Both workstations are connected by cable to my router and thus to my ISP (DNS server).
Two questions:- where can I find hints on setting up a wired connection (which card's MAC address does it want? router or wrkstn?) and Am I right that Add/remove is stuffed because of Network Manager?I now have Samba working from Linux to XP, but still can't get into Linux from XP. I tried the Linux PC's MAC address and set up a wired connection in Network Manager. NM still thinks there isn't one...
I'm slowly figuring out Mythbuntu. How cool it is! I continue to have this problem...Some channels have trouble locking initially. Some even hang while viewing. Using exactly the same antenna and cabling, my Samsung DTB-H260F has no such issue. All channels are rock solid. Is there some setting not correct in MythTV? Do I need to invest in a better tuner?
I live in India and my computer's time is always a minute ahead. I have selected the option to keep it synchronized with internet time servers but as there does not appear to be a time server for ubuntu in India I am not sure what to do. As of now I tried selecting foreign server but can't see anything happen.
had trouble writing to a flash drive. checked the permissions, the correct user it there, but the id is root.when logged in as root and attempt to change permissions i get Could not modify the ownership of file /media/disk-3. You have insufficient access to the file to perform the change.
now how as root can not have enough permission? i've been up and down the forums and google to no avail. poked around in the fstab and even mtab as there are two files, one a lock, that seems to come from mtab.
Okay so I decided to turn my NAS over from Windows Server 2003 to Ubuntu 11.04 Desktop. This was a big leap for me as I'm still quite new to Linux, but I thought it'd be worth it. I've got everything working pretty good such as Apache2, SSH and converting my disks to ext4.My problem however is Samba. I've got it to share out my hard drives okay but haven't got effective permissions just yet. All drives and the documents storage folder have write permissions by everyone at the moment but I'm the only one that really uses them in the LAN. What I need to do is be able to do what can be done on Windows Server, create a share, set who can access it (user or group) and then under Windows Explorer change folder permissions so say Elliot can access the share and folder Stuff but Sandra can access the share and not Stuff. Which is easy enough on Windows but I need the folders under that share to work the same with Samba. Here is how the drives are mounted and where the documents folder is located:
"Samba share name" at "mount/folder" "datastore1" mounted at "/srv/ds1" "datastore2" mounted at "/srv/ds2"
I installed Squeeze with LXDE on my old 600MHz Celeron, 256MB ram computer. But, every time I boot, the screen resolution is wrong. I can set it right with a few clicks of the mouse, but next time I boot up it has reverted to the wrong setting. I found that this problem has been reported on the LXDE forum, but the official response seems to be that it is not their problem.
I just set up my dad's pc with Debian Sqeeze. It runs perfectly fine and after trying a lot of distro's Debian is the only one that will not crash or freeze up X. Now we're forced to using my own 17" monitor instead of his 19" wide screen since the max res is 1280 x 1024 in Sqeeze. What he needs is 1360 x 768. I found out in the wiki that xorg.conf needs to be edited. Since the file does not exist it needs to be created by running "Xorg -configure" in tty after stopping GDM. when running the "Xorg -configure" command this is the output;
" vmware: Please ignore above "FATAL: Module vmwgfx bot found." (++) Using config file: "/root/xorg.conf.new" (==) Using system config directory "/usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d" Number of created screens does not match number of detected devices. Configuration failed. "
It's an Intel Sandy Bridge integrated graphics chip. I've tried running "Xorg:1 -configure" as mentioned in a forum but that simply gives me a "unknown command" answer.