I just installed Xubuntu 19.10. I like Linux and most things work great, but I can never get Windows networking to work.
When I open the File Manager it has a Browse Network page listed under NETWORK. On that page is a single icon: Windows Network. When I double click that I get an error saying "Failed to open "Windows Network".: Failed to retrieve share list from server: No such file or directory." - an unhelpful message giving no indication what's wrong or how to proceed.
How can I get this to work? I have Googled the problem, but everything I find is about:
- Hosting files on Linux via Windows networking - I'm not interested in that
- Various other ways of connecting to Windows shares (Gigolo,
smbclient, etc.) - I'm not interested in that either (and in fact I can connect to shares using Gigolo); I'd like to get this UI to work
There are no other Windows machines on the network, but there is a Synology NAS which it should see at the very least, as well as a printer. When running Windows on this same machine network browsing works fine and it sees those. The fact that I can connect to shares using Gigolo must mean that the basic dependencies and configuration are present.