On my Xubuntu, I just use System -> Shared Folders and you can configure users, shares, and workgroup name. I believe Ubuntu has the same thing out of the box. When you first bring up the applet, it will prompt to install NFS and Samba. I just pick Samba and let it do its thing. Works right after setting up and all. My needs for now are just to read the working folder of FAH so I actually need more relaxed security (added nobody to the access list). I may explore smb4 GUI when I really feel like it I guess.
the I installed Ubuntu 9.10. No problems. Installed samba. No problems.
Went to Networks and clicked on the Windows Network icon . . . . . problem. I got an error message saying "smb" could not be started. So I go into the synaptic manager and install the smb lib stuff and some other stuff and now I get the message "Failed to retrieve share list from server". The last time I did this - as stated in the previous posts - it was a simple right click and share. Now I can't even get to see the rest of the machines on my network.
You may be running to the same thing here
Looks like the community is just starting to try the new release out otherwise this would have been major outcries on the internetz already.
To confirm, I do a "ps -ef|grep nmbd" and you should not see nmbd running. The "fix" the on the known issues page works 100% so far (like 5 reboots on my VM).
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