I have xubuntu 13.04 installed, I've installed samba also and winbind, but how do I get to set sharing options for folders and or provide access to the computer as well? I also have virtualbox installed with xp on, even xp is struggling to get access. What else can I do? Xubuntu is quite different from ubuntu 13.04, in ubuntu 13.04, you can for example set the sharing for individual folders with samba installed.

  • Did you try this documentation: * help.ubuntu.com/community/Samba/SambaServerGuide – elacheche Jul 15 '13 at 12:29
  • I've tried it now, but as it is explained in the guide, I tried to execute this command: sudo nano -w /etc/samba/smb.conf. But xubuntu linux doesn't regonize the command. Does xubuntu use another command to edit the smb.conf file? – Orosjopie Jul 15 '13 at 12:58
  • Don't know why XUbuntu haven't nano, but you can install it (sudo apt-get nano ) or just use pico (is the same), you can also use vi, vim or any other text editor that you're familiar with.. Just replace nano by what ever you want to use.. – elacheche Jul 16 '13 at 3:51
  • thanks, I just tried it now in terminal in xubuntu, but it gives a "invalid operation nano/pico". I did type the command as "sudo apt-get nano". Is that right? I've tried ubuntu software centre now and found gedit, will this work? what command is there for this one? Thanks – Orosjopie Jul 16 '13 at 7:04
  • You can install nanon using: sudo apt-get install nano You can install gedit too and use it: sudo gedit file_name – elacheche Jul 19 '13 at 14:32
  1. Open Ubuntu Software Center.
  2. Search for samba and install it.
  3. Search for system-config-samba and install it.
  4. Open Terminal.
  5. Type sudo system-config-samba.
  6. Once Samba Server Configuration is open, go Preferences > Samba Users...
  7. Create a Samba user; base it off your normal user.
  8. Go File > Add Share.
  9. Choose a directory to share, and allow access for the user you created.
  10. From a different computer, connect to your Xubuntu IP address and enjoy.

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