I´m pretty new to Linux so I've been having a hard time fixing this. Running the latest version of Mint. The files are stored on an auto-mounted NTFS partition. I can access the share, I can authenticate with my owner account (the one I set a password for with smbpasswd) and I can browse all files and directories. However, as soon as I want to open a file it refuses.

I am using the following smb.conf: http://pastebin.com/MRbgRhiG

The Videos folder is a symlink to my mounted drive, which is auto mounted as follows:

/etc/fstab line;

UUID=7C5B812C61FD7D26 /media/storage/    ntfs-3g        auto,uid=1000,gid=1000,umask=0000 0 0

This mounts the directories for my owner account (vincent) and group. Same for files as proven with ls -l in a subdirectory under the shared folder (Anime/Neon Genesis Evangelion/).

-rwxrwxrwx 2 vincent vincent  736292972 Apr 18 00:12 Neon Genesis Evangelion 01 .mp4

Checking the properties of files and directories also shows full accessibility.

  • What does it show when it "refuses" to open? – Jeff Schaller Apr 20 '16 at 14:11
  • @JeffSchaller Depends on the client used to acces, Kodi gives nothing specific and a generic error message, file browsers simply times out. Would a log be helpfull? As far as I understand smb creates logs for every client. I´ve tried to connect through a simple file browser and Kodi. Would a kodi error log be usefull? – Gijsbouwse Apr 20 '16 at 14:19
  • We don't have much else to go on, so any details you can provide as to the errors would be helpful. – Jeff Schaller Apr 20 '16 at 14:22
  • I would suggest you start by looking at the samba logs /var/log/samba/log.%m. This will tell you if a) the connection is even being established and if so list any errors. – SeeJayEmm Apr 20 '16 at 14:26
  • @SeeJayEmm Thanks, hadn´t added those logs yet because I wasn´t sure which ones would be usefull. log.%m pastebin.com/1zYS29gM If it is of any use, this is the part of the log file Kodi created when I tried to acces a file. pastebin.com/LaE0PYgY – Gijsbouwse Apr 20 '16 at 14:29

This seems to be an issue with the 4.3.8 update on Ubuntu. There are tons of posts about it on various sites with no clear answer on a fix (as multiple people have tried various things and have had different results).

Some have found if you comment out 'security = share' (using #) in /etc/samba/smb.conf it solves the problem, however, some haven't found it to work.

Others have found adding 'client use spnego = no' to the conf has solved it, but once again others have not.

So far, I haven't found a fix that works for me and I'm on KODIbuntu 14.04.4 x86 with the 4.3.8 Samba updates.

  • Intresting. Thanks for the heads up. Things mentioned in your post didn´t work sadly. If it really is an Ubuntu problem I´ll be trying out a different distro. Shame, Mint seemed very beginner-friendly. – Gijsbouwse Apr 20 '16 at 16:41

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