LinuxMint - open smb fies

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LinuxMint - open smb fies

Postby nervotrep » Mon May 25, 2020 11:13 am

Good afternoon!
Files located on the Sinology network storage do not open. Throws an access error when trying to open files. Forums do not help find solutions to problems.
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Re: LinuxMint - open smb fies

Postby robleyd » Mon May 25, 2020 11:18 am

Can you provide the exact error message?
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Re: LinuxMint - open smb fies

Postby RoryOF » Mon May 25, 2020 11:51 am

smb files are network files, accessed via Samba. Your problem is to do with a bad network configuration on your computer system - OpenOffice should have read/write access to the target folders.
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Re: LinuxMint - open smb fies

Postby Villeroy » Mon May 25, 2020 1:01 pm

Use LibreOffice which is installed with all Linux distributions.
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Re: LinuxMint - open smb fies

Postby Hagar Delest » Mon May 25, 2020 3:19 pm

Villeroy wrote:Use LibreOffice which is installed with all Linux distributions.

But it will hardly solve the issue with accessing the files (which belongs to a dedicated Linux forum BTW, not this one).
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Re: LinuxMint - open smb fies

Postby RoryOF » Mon May 25, 2020 3:29 pm

Hagar Delest wrote:
Villeroy wrote:Use LibreOffice which is installed with all Linux distributions.

But it will hardly solve the issue with accessing the files (which belongs to a dedicated Linux forum BTW, not this one).


I agree with Hagar: this is a network configuration problem, best dealt with on an operating system specific forum.

How are the remote shares mapped on the computers in question? Are they mounted by fstab at boot time? If so, please post the rc.local file involved.
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Re: LinuxMint - open smb fies

Postby Villeroy » Mon May 25, 2020 4:37 pm

With LibreOffice on Linux I can easily access files on a Windows share. The OpenOffice file picker shows the directories and the files but when I select one to open, it tells me something about input/output error. The Gnome file picker fails silently without error message.
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Re: LinuxMint - open smb fies

Postby RoryOF » Mon May 25, 2020 4:57 pm

I access network shares from an Xubuntru 18.04.4 computer and a Buffalo Linksys WXL mounted from rc.local at boot time; the trick was to modify the rc.local line
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mount -t cifs //192.168.2.NN/FileSharing -o username=xxxxxx,password=YYYYYY,uid=1000,gid=1000,vers=1.0 /home/xxxxxx/Desktop/Buffalo/Transfer

by insertion of the version number for the version of Samba the remote box understood (the vers=1.0 entry); this became necessary about two years ago with some upgrade of xubuntu 18.04.
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Re: LinuxMint - open smb fies

Postby Villeroy » Mon May 25, 2020 5:01 pm

Yes, that may be a work-around. Nevertheless, I don't unserstand why one uses AOO on Linux desktops where a working copy of LibreOffice is preinstalled.
 Edit: Indeed, using a mount point works. 
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Re: LinuxMint - open smb fies

Postby RoryOF » Mon May 25, 2020 6:01 pm

Villeroy wrote:Yes, that may be a work-around. Nevertheless, I don't unserstand why one uses AOO on Linux desktops where a working copy of LibreOffice is preinstalled.
 Edit: Indeed, using a mount point works. 


I use it because for my purposes it is stable; I am always aware of the old rule: "Don't change horses in mid-stream" ("as you'll fall in the water and may get drowned!" I also dislike the rampant featuritis of LibreOffice and some of their arbitrary rearrangements of menus.
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Re: LinuxMint - open smb fies

Postby Villeroy » Tue May 26, 2020 4:00 pm

OpenOffice mid-stream is shallow water. I can't do without LO pivot charts anymore.
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