I'm trying to get Samba running. I've followed the "Samba/Simple file sharing with KDE4" guide on the ArchWiki, but I got stuck at the last but one step - there is no filesharing control module:
[mike@Woland ~]$ kcmshell4 fileshare Could not find module 'fileshare'. See kcmshell4 --list for the full list of modules. [mike@Woland ~]$ kcmshell4 filesharing Could not find module 'filesharing'. See kcmshell4 --list for the full list of modules.
Now when I try to set filesharing and click OK, nothing happens.
I've tried reinstalling samba and kdenetwork-filesharing with no luck. Any ideas?
Last edited by mike54 (2012-05-08 18:55:59)
That KCM was removed in KDE 4.7, the wiki is outdated. To configure sharing, right-click the folder you want to share and select "Properties"->"Sharing".
Oh, thanks for the info. Is there any way of undoing the changes I made following the wiki? When I try to configure filesharing (check the share box and give full control to "Everyone", then click OK), the folder is left unshared. (When I enter the share settings again, everything is unchecked.) I suspect it's because of the changes I've made?
Last edited by mike54 (2012-05-08 17:43:52)
That wiki page is really outdated.
Try this: look at the properties of a directory (Alt+Enter) - do you have a 'Share' tab? You're halfway thru.
Next check https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Sa … lder_fails
Edit: seems I'm responding to a stale page . No, those changes don't get saved anywhere AFAIK.
Last edited by roentgen (2012-05-08 18:47:58)
Yes, that worked. Thank you very much for the reply. The only problem I have now is how to configure Samba not to ask for any password when trying to connect to a share, I'll try to google that one. Thanks very much again.
The only problem I have now is how to configure Samba not to ask for any password when trying to connect to a share, I'll try to google that one. Thanks very much again.
You don't trust the wiki much now
Last edited by roentgen (2012-05-08 18:59:21)
Well I've tried pretty much everything described on that page and my PC still asks for a password. I'm trying to connect to it from a satellite settopbox and a password prompt keeps appearing. Not sure what's wrong.
Connect from the same machine with something like smb://localhost (works in Dolphin) and see how it works.
Yep, asks for a password. Whatever I enter is rejected. (tried my user & password and a guest account made with smbpasswd -an )
I guess the right thing to do now is to start with the default smb.conf file and follow the wiki page more closely: how to add samba users, the security model, etc.
Nah, I just got it solved :-) Originally, I was using the smb-guest samba user as the guest account in the smb.conf file. It turns out that if I enter my username, everything is OK. Thanks for helping me with everything, I was stuck at this for quite a long time.
Last edited by mike54 (2012-05-08 19:28:48)