Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I customized Samba, but now one computer doesn't see new Ubuntu in network.

In smb.conf, I appended this:

comment = Develop file storage
path = /develop
browsable = yes
read only = no
guest ok = no
write list = technobulka
create mask = 0755

Workgroup and secure don't change.

Computers in network are:

  • notebook Ubuntu 12.04 - it's visible for all
  • notebook Windows 7 - visible too
  • PC Ubuntu 12.04 with share - don't visible

When I customize this PC last week all works fine, but now I don't know what happens.


After installing system-config-samba and restarting the PC I can see it in every computer.

system-config-samba changed smb.conf like this:

comment = Develop file storage
path = /develop
;browsable = yes
writable = yes
create mask = 0755
valid users = technobulka

I can connect to the folder but can't create file or folder. What I must change?

share|improve this question
Sorry for my language. – Technobulka Mar 23 '13 at 11:26
Can you check if you meant to have a semicolon (;) like this ;browsable = yes? (That's in the update section of your question) – user25656 Mar 23 '13 at 12:46
This should be reopened. It was only NARQ before the first edit. – Eliah Kagan Mar 23 '13 at 17:42
up vote 0 down vote accepted

Try using system-config-samba. It is graphical and is in the software center. You could also get it by running this terminal command:

sudo apt-get install system-config-samba


for providing extra permission you can follow these steps:

enter image description here

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.