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When I try to access shares with pcmanfm-qt in Lubuntu 18.10, it only shows the / directory on the Lubuntu machine. I downloaded Nautilus, and it does not have this problem. Is there a fix in pcmanfm-qt? Alternatively, how can Nautilus be made default file manager in Lubuntu, and/or be given a menu entry or taskbar icon for one click start? Thank you for your help.

I set up a shared drive on my desktop running Ubuntu 18.10 which I would like to access from my laptop, on which I have installed Lubuntu 18.10. When I open PCMan and click on Network, the shared drive is visible. If I click on the shared drive, PCMan opens the Home directory on the laptop instead. If I perform the same operation with Nautilus, the shared drive is opened. Thanks for your attention.

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    In what way does not not access Samba shares? Can you please provide more information. I use NFS, but loaded an old NAS device that uses samba, and with pcmanfm-qt I could access my shares as I'd expect. For me I accessed it via path (for me it's quickest) which may not be how you do, or want to - but please explain. Lubuntu 18.10 is Qt based; Nautilus is GTK+ thus is wasteful of memory/resources and a very poor choice as a default. but please clarify. Sorry not sure what you meant by 'fiex in PACMan'' – guiverc Jan 18 at 2:57
  • Sorry for not being clearer about the problem. The spelling should have been "fix". – autumnleaves Jan 19 at 13:33
  • Here is the detail you request. I set up a shared drive on my desktop running Ubuntu 18.10 which I would like to access from my laptop, on which I have installed Lubuntu 18.10. When I open PCMan and click on Network, the shared drive is visible. If I click on the shared drive, PCMan opens the Home directory on the laptop instead. If I perform the same operation with Nautilus, the shared drive is opened. Thanks for your attention. I'm now trying to switch to SSH. – autumnleaves Jan 19 at 13:39
  • Please add the additional info to your question, as only a small number of users read comments (the more people who see it, the more chance of a fast & useful answer to you). How you access the share is not how I would, and I will endeavour to later boot an old 18.10 qa-test install & access a samba nas device (which won't have been setup thus may better reflect what you see). – guiverc Jan 19 at 23:14
  • I booted the Lubuntu 18.10 box, brought it up-to-date, and tried using pcmanfm-qt to view my old nas device (which has samba enabled) and it saw this box [19.04] & others, but not my nas. Yes clicking some had me view my (local) / drive which fits what you describe (only not Home). I tried adding dolphin (it uses Qt like Lubuntu and thus is far lighter than gnome's nautilus) but didn't get any further. Back in pcmanfm-qt I entered smb://buffalo122/buffalo (my device name; I didn't want to keep typeing IP address so buffalo122 was added to my hosts file) – guiverc Jan 20 at 0:05

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