Nautilus is displaying 2 icons/items for some, but not all systems on the network. Here is how I got where I am.
The original problem was Nautilus would display only the two NAS devices on the network in the "Network Servers" windows and nothing in the "Windows Networks" window. This resulted in one RaspberryPI (running openhab) and a few Windows systems not being displayed in Nautilus. The Windows systems could display all devices on the network in the Windows network window. The 18.04 system could ping all systems on the network by name as well as IP address.
This particular 18.04 workstation system was a clean install, not an upgrade. I have another system running identical hardware (other than drives) that was an upgrade from 16.04 which does not have this issue.
This is what I've done to try and resolve this problem:
- Installed Samba not the samba client initially just Samba. I'm not sure what the difference is between the two.
- Compared the smb.conf of the working system with the non-working system - they are the same.
- Then I found and followed the suggestions in "Nautilus fails to see shares in 18.04". That corrected the problem of not seeing everything on the network.
"Nautilus fails to see shares in 18.04" - Introduced the following issues:
- Duplicate entries in the Network servers window.
- Every network device shows up in the root of then "Network Servers" window when only Linux type shares should be displayed (I think).
- Only Windows based systems are displayed in the Windows networks window, which I think is correct but they are also displayed in the root of the "Network Servers" windows.
Any suggestions would be great. Thanks.