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So for those who have seen my threads, I ditched ubuntu because I didn't like it. Tried installed Fedora all day yesterday but had an unknown hardware issue. Finally got Fedora installed last night on another machine, then was awake all night trying to get it up for running XBMC.

An issue I'm having now is not being able to access my LAN. My files are on a windows machine. With ubuntu all I did was install Samba and my network was there. I've installed samba and samba-swat in Fedora but nothing shows up in my network. I allowed them permissions in the firewall but eventually just turned the whole thing off. I also found a command to allow Samba to start when booting the machine. Anyways, I hope i'm missing something simple. I've been reading books and websites on how to get Samba working but I can't figure it out... Any help or a nudge would be appreciated. Thanks

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Have you set up samba to use the correct credentials? I think Windows is picky about who can access shares
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Have you tried manually connecting to it?

\\\\servername?

Also have you created SMB users and set the shares with the correct permissions?
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Is there a decent gui to conf sanna?
Also, the shares are setup for no password and read only. Never had a big problem gettin them in ubuntu. With ubuntu even before I installed samba I could at least see a windows workgroup. With fedora I can't see a thing even with samba installed.
    
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Is there a decent gui to conf sanna?
Also, the shares are setup for no password and read only. Never had a big problem gettin them in ubuntu. With ubuntu even before I installed samba I could at least see a windows workgroup. With fedora I can't see a thing even with samba installed.
Did you set the workgroup name in the samba conf, and im not if there is a gui for it? I have 2 CLI only fedora 14 builds running.
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Here, this looks like a good GUI tut.

http://www.liberiangeek.net/2010/12/...a-14-laughlin/
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Gonna look into it Jarf. Basically i'm using Xfce as a desktop because I'm just trying to set the machine up as a HTPC running XBMC. I installed standalone XBMC but had audio issues, then tried it with Ubuntu but Ubuntu was a pain so Fedora was my 3rd attempt.

I just started playing with XBMC and it seems after installing Samba, XBMC can detect and stream from my Windows machine (which is really all I need). I checked and in Fedoras network I still cant see anything but whatever. As long as XBMC works, that's all i need right now.

The only issue I'm having now is some "video add-ons" that use to work perfect now close XBMC and return to desktop. I think it's saving logs though so I'll save fixing that for another day. Along with Fedora not seeing any machines on my network.

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