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#1 The waiter

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Posted 22 February 2018 - 05:56 PM

Hello guys


I mentioned the Bodhi Linux in front of my neighbor in a pub and yesterday he was in my place in order to see how it works. He is totally frustrated with WIN 10 he is using for job and family. Anyway he wanted to see mainly samba share and dlna server etc. I had a good experience with system-config-samba package which is a python front-end for samba. It worked without any glitches under Bodhi 3.2.1 which is based on Ubuntu 14.04.

But something went wrong. The samba GUI simply did not start after typing the passwd. I switched to terminal for some outcome but nothing. Hmm, little embarrassing situation but I told him it was working before. When he left (I apparently persuaded him to switch to Linux, lol), it was time for google. Of course you can do all samba config from CLI, but I wanted to know why that python app did not work. After some minutes the working workaround was found.


just type


sudo touch /etc/libuser.conf


...and that's it.


Maybe one day this can help somebody :)



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