I have an Ubuntu file server running SAMBA on my home wifi network. It is set to share a directory under the user "john"
I have a Windows XP desktop connected to the network and it sees the file server just fine. Same goes for a Windows7 laptop PC and a Windows7 desktop which connect through the wifi router. I connect, I enter the user and password and I am off to the races with it.
My Ubuntu Thinkpad laptop, on the other hand, will connect to the wifi network and browse the Internet, but when I attempt to connect to the server, the Ubuntu laptop doesn't find it when I open the directory and click on "Browse Network" The two icons that do display when clicked churn for a while and then display the error message "Cannot mount volume" or something like that.
I see lots of demonstrations and tutorials out there that instruct on how to get a Windows system to connect to an Ubuntu file share, but I have not seen any on how to get two Ubuntu systems to talk. Can you point me to some documentation or help me understand what I need to do to get my laptop to communicate with my file server?