I'm using manjaro kde on my office computer, so when it came time to build a new HTPC I figured I'd give it a try on that computer too. I want a GUI way to just click and drag movie files to the desktop of the HTPC, that's all I'm looking to accomplish here. So naturally, I set up a shared folder on the desktop of my office computer. Now I should just be able to put video files in the shared folder, and then gain access to the video files when I'm on the HTPC. It's real simple in KDE, you just open the Dolphin file manager, and then click on the "Network" tab on the left.
When you click the network tab, it lists everything on the network. Then you just open the computer with the shared folder on it, get into the shared folder, and finally click and drag the desired file out of that folder, and onto the desktop of the HTPC. This starts the file transfer process, and you even get a nice little progress bar you can watch. Right? Well I can't get into the shared folder. I'm given the window in the pic, that is the bane of my existence. If I could make this window go away, my problems would be solved.
It's just your standard username/password prompt... only it appears to be broken. I created a username and password using a guide. It won't accept them. The window doesn't bother to tell why it won't accept them, it just flickers and remains, not letting you into the shared folder. Even if you select "anonymous guest" or whatever, it still just flickers and changes that setting back. Being a linux newb I'm quite confused. And I find it odd that I can tranfer files flawlessly this way, from windows 10 to manjaro linux, or vice versa. No problems whatsoever. But linux to linux? Nope, it's giving me grief. Anyone know what I can do to get rid of that stupid password prompt window forever?