I would like to connect from Ubuntu 14.04 to a file server (e.g., "smb://files.myuni.ca"). I opened Files and then chose "Connect to Server". A minimalistic menu pops up. If I provide the server address and hit "Connect", the window disappears, but nothing seems to happen. How can I get a connection?
I also tried the idea on How do I connect to an SMB share requiring a user name and password? but that did not work either.