I have a desktop PC and a notebook in the same network. Each of them is running Ubuntu 11.10. I shared a folder on my notebook which I somehow can not access by my PC.
Here is what I did so far:
On the notebook I right clicked on my home folder and went to
Properties -> Share
where I marked
Share this folder and
Allow others to create and delete files in this folder. It asked me for installing some services. They failed. So I did manually
sudo apt-get install samba. Worked fine. Now I went to my PC an opened my home folder. Above in the menu I selected
GO->Network. There I pressed
CTRL+L and entered the local ip address from my notebook. But somehow it can't find it.
Is there more configuration, that I have to do?
I appreciate every help, thanks!
PS: Sometimes it says
Error: Failed to retrieve share list from server Please select another viewer and try again.
I refer to this picture in one of the comments below. It is not directly related to the formulation of my initial question but to a solution presented below by @lumbric in the comments.