DarinMiller: This website has a good samba overview: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Samba
Do the following: `sudo apt install samba samba-common system-config-samba python-glade2`
After installing, the user still could not get Samba working, even after creating shared folders and setting up smdb.conf.
DarinMiller: Add a smb group: `sudo addgroup smb`, then add yourself to the group: `sudo adduser $USER smb`. Then add yourself as a samba user: `sudo smbpasswd -a $USER`
Enable the user: `sudo smbpasswd -e $USER`
For the next part, either use the GUI: sudo system-config-samba or, manually edit the smb.conf file: kdesudo kate /etc/samba/smb.conf, and change: workgroup = workgroup to workgroup =
name resolve order = bcast host lmhosts wins. Order is very important!
The user asks, "do I have to change the network group name?"
DarinMiller: No, you can leave it as work group.
- added the smb user group and your username to the group.
Added and enabled your username to the samba group using smbpasswd: ` sudo smbpasswd -a``sudo smbpasswd -e`
- Then, restart samba: `sudo /etc/init.d/samba restart`
Folks, this is the awesome support people get in #kubuntu and elsewhere in IRC when they ask their question and wait for an answer.