Category: Debian

smbpasswd changes samba password and unix password too

Problem: At newer Linux Setups with Samba 3 by default smbpasswd changes the user unix login password and samba share password. For higher security i prefer different passwords like on debian SARGE Solution: edit as root /etc/samba/smb.conf enter unix password sync = no (Yes=default) restart samba /etc/init.d/samba restart set new different passwords for a user with passwd and smbpasswd check passwords..working

Automount Problem USB HDD Ubuntu Nautilus

Problem: If you use a USB HDD Disk at you Ubuntu PC and Nautilus does not Automount the disk then check the USB-HDD for “Bootable” Flag Solution: open console run #sudo fdisk /dev/sdX (X=USB-Disk) enter p to check if no star is set for “bootable” then enter a (set)and enter w (save) replug the USB-Disk now after some time the USB-Disk must be connected by Nautilus mail me for problems…thanks

Samba Server Browsing Problem Samba Server sporadically hidden

Problem: Inside a Laboratory Farm of 5 Samba Servers sometimes one or more Servers are sporadically hidden at Windows XP Client Neighbourhood (Netzwerkumgebung), but they are still sharing the files and are still online. Or XP Clients hangs up at browsing the Local Network for some minutes. Solution: Open /etc/samba/smb.conf with Editor set domain master = No set local master = YES set preferred master = No restart samba service with /etc/init.d/samba restart Background: The nmbd service is browsing at your network and if he find the option domain master he will ignore the information of the other server (data […]

Ubuntu Debian font cache error openoffice update

Problem: If you make a alternate Install of Ubuntu the Fontcache is not writeable cause the update miss some text files inside the font directories. Log: Updating fontconfig cache… /usr/share/fonts: failed to write cache /usr/share/ fonts/X11: failed to write cache /usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi: failed to write cache /usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi: failed to write cache /usr/share/fonts/X11/Type1: failed to write cache /usr/share/fonts/X11/encodings: failed to write cache /usr/share/fonts/X11/encodings/large: failed to write cache /usr/share/fonts/X11/misc: failed to write cache /usr/share/fonts/X11/util: failed to write cache /usr/share/fonts/truetype: failed to write cache /usr/share/fonts/truetype/arphic: failed to write cache /usr/share/fonts/truetype/baekmuk: failed to write cache /usr/share/fonts/truetype/freefont: failed to write cache /usr/share/fonts/truetype/kochi: failed to write cache […]