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SMB problems XBMCbuntu - PogMoThoin - 2012-03-31 20:18
A fresh install of XBMCbuntu final worked for a few days, now it doesn't see samba shares on my network anymore. Ubuntu laptop sees them and works fine. Anyone any ideas?
RE: SMB problems XBMCbuntu - wiz561 - 2012-03-31 22:52
Try to go into the context menu and hit "update" or "scan for updates". See if that makes a difference. For reasons unknown, sometimes my samba connection is dropped and this fixes it.
RE: SMB problems XBMCbuntu - PogMoThoin - 2012-04-01 00:23
(2012-03-31 22:52)wiz561 Wrote: Try to go into the context menu and hit "update" or "scan for updates". See if that makes a difference. For reasons unknown, sometimes my samba connection is dropped and this fixes it.
Please explain a little better, context menu where? XBMC or XBMCbuntu? In XBMC I only see update library which doesn't work as none of my smb shares are visible
RE: SMB problems XBMCbuntu - PogMoThoin - 2012-04-01 16:25
Ended up reinstalling XBMCbuntu to get this working as I wanted to watch some media. Hopefully it won't go tits up again. I'll be back if it does
RE: SMB problems XBMCbuntu - Plaguester - 2012-04-01 18:49
I found that the general performance of my shares was much better (40MB/s to 25MB/s) if I added them as permanently mounted shares.
Open a terminal
Add a new line (replace "<user>" with the user that should have read/write access; "xbmc" or "dave" will work):
If you need the username and password, here's how you set up the credentials file:
Edited for completeness.
RE: SMB problems XBMCbuntu - wiz561 - 2012-04-01 23:33
Ah, yes, you can do what Plaguester said. I'd actually recommend going that route. I had issues with the samba before and it loosing the connection too. I forgot, but I think in the end, I just mapped the drive in fstab.
RE: SMB problems XBMCbuntu - PogMoThoin - 2012-04-01 23:45
Will do this tomorrow, thanks folks
RE: SMB problems XBMCbuntu - tooner - 2012-05-01 14:34
I'm having problems with SMB also. When I try to access network shares it just doesn't work. I've tried mount -cifs and also editing the fstab. When I try to look for shares from within XBMC it doesn't see any of the Windows PCs on my LAN. There are shares on two computers which can both be accessed anonymously from this computer when using Windows7. It's a brand new install of XBMCBuntu with updates installed during install. Any suggestions?
Thanks in advance
RE: SMB problems XBMCbuntu - tooner - 2012-05-01 15:42
I managed to resolve my issue. Here's a couple of links that might come in useful:
Mapping shares with spaces
Cannot allocate memory error
RE: SMB problems XBMCbuntu - dandirk - 2012-05-01 17:43
I just ran into a similar issue though it had to do with me monkeying with my router, which caused name resolution issues.
Not that is was a factor here, since the OP did say his other linux laptop worked, just didn't mention by ip or name...
Just FYI, I have found xbmc and windows network names to always be a trouble (though vastly improved with recent versions).