I'm trying to follow this guide to access Samba shares: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Precise Pangolin: File sharing with Samba.
but I'm sure there are many of them. I've had problems with Samba before. In fact in my xx years of life on Linux I have never successfully setup Samba.
The steps would be:
Update your system
$ sudo apt-get install samba samba-common winbind
$ sudo gedit /etc/nsswitch.conf
and "wins" to the hosts line.
"Having done this you should now be able to select ‘GO > Network’ from the desktop menu and view your entire Windows and Linux based network."
But in my case I just see "Windows network" which is an empty folder and that's all. No shares from windows neither Linux PC's.
Can anyone tell me what I'm missing or doing wrong?