Dolphin skips asking for Credentials of SMB share and fails

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I'm trying to open a SMB share from a Windows device, When I go to shared folders in Network in Dolphin, it does detect the share (\laptop in windows), but when I go into the folder, I get this error:

The file or folder smb://laptop.local/ does not exist.

when normally (in Manjaro) it would've asked me for credentials which would've resulted in successfully getting access to the share.

I'm using the same program (Dolphin) in both cases so i presume it's some customization by Garuda

Thanks in advance

Garuda ships with ntfsprogs-ntfs3 by default. I'm not sure if you poked around in the forum at all prior to posting, but there have been several NTFS-related issues recently which appear to be caused by a new bug in this package.

A few folks have had success replacing it with ntfs-3g, which is kind of the precursor to ntfsprogs-ntfs3. This may be the package Manjaro is using as well. Give it a shot:

First bring your system fully up to date.

garuda-update

Then install ntfs-3g and accept the replacement.

sudo pacman -S ntfs-3g
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This seems to be an incomplete share. If the machine name is correct, that would at best show you the browseable/public shares/folders available. The usual scheme, that I see and use would be

smb://<SERVER>/<SHARE>

Replacing SERVER with the laptop name, and SHARE with the folder's share name.

There are a few things to try:

  • In dolphin, click Network, at the top in 'remote' bar, manually type your server/share following the above format.

  • Replace server with IP in the previous item

  • If still not prompting for credentials, you can also try (using name and/or IP, also)

    smb://<USERNAME>@<SERVERNAME>/<SHARE>
    

There is other useful information at the following link

Archwiki Samba

Scroll down until you see the heading Client, and also some info in a sub heading KDE.

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You can post an introduction over here --->>> Introduce Yourself

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Thanks for the super quick response, unfortunately replacing the package did not work for me

Thanks but I'm a newbie to samba, where do I get the IP of the share?

It's a Windows share and all I used in windows was \\laptop and I'm guessing Dolphin on Manjaro also used smb://laptop.local/.

Edit: I do see this instead of the name sometimes ****::e928:****:****:7c3
could this be it?

I am going to answer your edit first, as that may narrow the issue quickly. That looks like it is possibly an IPv6 address, can cause problems for users, and why you are seeing .local possibly.

Try the above instructions with just (no .local)

smb://laptop

That was a quick test, but If that didn't work open a terminal (Konsole), and type

ping laptop

Again, without .local, and see if you get a response back like this

PING thorrhs (192.xxx.xxx.xxx) 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from thorrhs (192.xxx.xxx.xxx): icmp_seq=1 ttl=63 time=0.508 ms
64 bytes from thorrhs (192.xxx.xxx.xxx): icmp_seq=2 ttl=63 time=0.481 ms

You are looking for what is in place of the 192.xxx.xxx.xxx above

If that fails you will need to open a Command prompt on your laptop, and type

ipconfig

Again looking for an address that matches the 192.xxx.xxx.xxx

If the above works, you might want to consider turning off IPv6. This resource at the Archwiki can help Disable IPv6

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It appears laptop isn't being recognized

smb://laptop

returns

The file or folder smb://laptop/ does not exist. 


and

ping laptop

returns

ping: laptop: Name or service not known

ipconfig returns

Windows IP Configuration


Ethernet adapter Ethernet:

   Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :

Wireless LAN adapter Local Area Connection* 2:

   Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :

Wireless LAN adapter Local Area Connection* 12:

   Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :

Wireless LAN adapter Wi-Fi:

   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
   Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : xxxx::e928:xxxx:xxxx:7c3%6
   IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . :  192.168.2.178
   Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : xxx.xxx.xxx.x
   Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.xxx.x.x

Ethernet adapter Bluetooth Network Connection:

   Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :

laptop is meaning = vuduo2, so you must know the name of the device, look in your router :slight_smile:

192.168.178.xyz ar local IP's and you must not xxx them.

ping  -c 3 vuduo2
PING vuduo2.fritz.box (192.168.178.26) 56(84) Bytes an Daten.
64 Bytes von vuduo2.fritz.box (192.168.178.26): icmp_seq=1 ttl=64 Zeit=2.62 ms
64 Bytes von vuduo2.fritz.box (192.168.178.26): icmp_seq=2 ttl=64 Zeit=3.12 ms
64 Bytes von vuduo2.fritz.box (192.168.178.26): icmp_seq=3 ttl=64 Zeit=2.77 ms

--- vuduo2.fritz.box ping-Statistik ---
3 Pakete übertragen, 3 empfangen, 0% packet loss, time 2004ms
rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 2.623/2.839/3.122/0.208 ms
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So I'm on 'DESKTOP'

and pinging to 192.168.2.178 does work

Thanks a lot everyone but I think i'll go with KDE connect instead of Samba

It's for phone/cells I think, but you can use (s)ftp://, ssh:// too :slight_smile:

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Yeah I ended up using NitroShare, cross platform and over LAN

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Glad to hear you found something that works for you.

And before I forget, again, Welcome to the community!

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Thanks! This may be the most welcoming community I've been to <3

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