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Unable to see Samba shares in Dolphin, but can still connect

asked 2018-09-15 19:45:11 -0500

bob323 gravatar image

updated 2018-09-15 22:34:05 -0500

I've run up against this problem on 3 different computers running Fedora 28, KDE spin. I need to connect to a Samba share, but Dolphin doesn't show anything under Samba Shares in the Network section. If I click on Samba Shares, it seems to search the network, then come up with an error: Unable to find any workgroups in your local network. This might be caused by an enabled firewall. I've checked my firewall settings and samba-client is enabled. Enabling the samba option (which I'm assuming is for Samba servers, not clients) doesn't change anything.

The strange thing is, I'm able to connect if I click in the path at the top of Dolphin and type in the address manually. For example, for a Samba share named sambashare123, entering smb://sambashare123 will cause Dolphin to bring up all files and directories in the share. It requires a username and password first, but I wouldn't think this would cause Dolphin not to see the share at all.

On Windows, it shows up just fine under the Network section in Explorer. I'm considering filing a bug report since I don't see this mentioned on, but I wanted to make sure this wasn't expected behavior.

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Looks like this is a bug in gvfsaffecting the ability to browse samba shares: I asked a similar question previously and got no answer or solution: Also, I don't think this bug is unique to Fedora.

fasulia gravatar imagefasulia ( 2018-09-15 22:10:54 -0500 )edit

You may want to edit the title of your question to refer to Dolphin instead of Nautilus.

sideburns gravatar imagesideburns ( 2018-09-15 22:30:55 -0500 )edit

I believe this bug is independent of the file manager/browser. I tried Nautilus, Caja, Dolphin, and some others.

fasulia gravatar imagefasulia ( 2018-09-15 22:39:07 -0500 )edit

Subscribe to this bug report to receive updates on resolution.

florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2018-09-17 10:49:37 -0500 )edit

@sideburns Yeah, I didn't realize I'd gotten the file manager name wrong until after I posted, and it took several tries to get the corrections to take.

bob323 gravatar imagebob323 ( 2018-09-17 11:44:26 -0500 )edit

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answered 2018-10-13 15:59:08 -0500

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updated 2018-10-13 15:59:53 -0500

A common bug for all linux distribution. But the CIFS service still works.

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