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  1. michmanbiker

    The dreaded samba configuration

    Martin the issue is with the file manager. You have to make sure you have added the needed extensions that will allow to browse the network. I use pcmanfm and I needed this to get to see th enetwork sudo apt-get install gvfs-bin gvfs-backends
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    Owncloud on Bodhi

    Now from localhost but i need a better platform do you have Nexcloud installed on your domain or on your network server?
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    Owncloud on Bodhi

    I have setup an owncloud on my domain and I can access it through a browser but not with file manager nor with the desktop aplication. Anyone here made it work? Michel
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    Samba file sharing

    Install Webmin and make sure you check for the samba server to start on startups then go and configure your shares. Let me know how it goes. Michel
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    Samba file sharing

    I found the best way to make samba work is to install webmin and then make sure you choose to run samba server on startups. Start with taht and then go into configuring the shares. Michel
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    Recommendations for a PIM/Organizer for Bodhi 4.4?

    I am using Thunderbird on a 2G machine. I use it as a mail client and to synch with my google contacts and my google calendar. It also has a task feature and probably other add ons you can use (the calendar, contact and calendar synch are add ons) Michel
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    Failed to mount Windows share: Connection timed out

    Thank you all for the feedback. I think it is a router issue. After a firmware update things are back to normal except system-config-samba will not even open so I use webmin. I also installed Bodhi on our home file server and things are running fine. I only wish that samba could be featured in Bodhi in a more "formal" way, ie give users the option to run it on stratup, have the Public folder pre-setup to be shared, have a vanilla samba config file that will run as samba is started, offer system-config-samba in the app center and make sure it will run Bodhi, in my opinion, is a "normal" linux distro. A stable and lean one, but totally capable of being used in place of other main stream distros as a desktop and or a home server, it just lacks the possibility of adding and managing users in a easy way, samba support and a better file manager that can be more personalized. I have already installed Bodhi on three machines at home and if I have to summarize my frustrations it would be samba, and the inability of opening files as root easily. Aside from that this is a really stable and lean distro that also looks great. Michel
  8. Hello, Back with my Samba problems! I configured everything and all was well. I managed to connect to my Imac and to my son's Windows files server. But now whenever I try to log into the bookmark, or I try to double click on the windows network icon, I get the message "Failed to mount Windows share: Connection timed out". I also never managed to get the network to populate. I think this is a serious issue with Bodhi that needs to be addressed as it makes usage within a network environment quite difficult. Thanks, Michel NB: I can ping the IP adresse OK
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    Samba file sharing

    I got samba running, but it was just too complicated. A mix of samba server not loading by default, shared folder not configured in the conf file, simple samba gui programs like system-config-samba not running and file managers that do not populate the network !
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    Samba file sharing

    Hello Again. I decided to delete windows 10 from another one of my old laptops that has 8G of ram and install Bodhi instead. I installed the complete version and it came with a lot of useful applications but I still had to struggle with the xxxx Samba! Got it running but why so much hassle!!!! Why can't we have an easier way to manage and start Samba? Bodhi is really great, but some little things like these are a real pain and take away a lot from the usability of the distro. I understand wanting to be light, but having option during install could be a good way to do it. Also, I am now using Bodhi on my small 2G laptop and this one with the 8G and it is at the end of the day a legit distro and not just a bare bone one, I mean I had the option to install Kubuntu but I decided to stick with Bodhi. Just saying. I'm sure you can tell this Samba thing is getting to me
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    Slow wireless

    I believe it was a mix of ISP and home router issues. We are on cable so sometimes the bandwidth is shred by too many people and results in a slowdown, but my laptop was doing worse than others probably because i can only use the 2.4 wireless and maybe because the Linux drivers are not optimized? Maybe the effects of an update? I rebooted the router and hoped for the best and things started going a bit better. Michel
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    Slow wireless

    The issue was resolved by itself, thanks.
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    Slow wireless

    Found this solution, but would appreciate feedback and guidance. http://manpages.ubuntu.com/manpages/xenial/man4/urtw.4freebsd.html Michel
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    Slow wireless

    I noticed my internet connection was getting very slow. So I ran a speed test and found out I was at 1mbps when my phone was at 78.99mbps! I used lshw to find out what wireless card i had but the output was not clear to me. *-network description: Wireless interface physical id: 1 bus info: usb@2:6 logical name: wlx001644bd50a0 serial: 00:16:44:bd:50:a0 capabilities: ethernet physical wireless configuration: broadcast=yes driver=rtl8187 driverversion=4.11.0-14-generic firmware=N/A ip= link=yes multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11 I ran this command and I got a better idea about the adapter: michel@michel-Satellite-U400:~$ lsusb Bus 002 Device 003: ID 0bda:8197 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. RTL8187B Wireless Adapter Bus 002 Device 002: ID 04f2:b008 Chicony Electronics Co., Ltd USB 2.0 Camera Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub Bus 007 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub Bus 006 Device 002: ID 0930:0508 Toshiba Corp. Integrated Bluetooth HCI Bus 006 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub Am I using the right driver? Thanks, Michel
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    Screen remains dark after blanking

    had similar issue. i solved it by tweaking the blanking and the locking settings. it finally worked. i now have it setup as follows: - locking: lock on suspend - screen saver: enable screen blanking ONLY (the other options are not checked)