I upgraded using the PCLinuxOS 2012.08 CD last week and did have SAMBA working following the upgrade - accessing several shares on various NAS devices. After restarting the machine today however, if I try to mount the shares through the PCLinuxOS Control Centre -> Network Sharing -> Access Windows (SMB) shared drives and directories, after some delay, I get a list of all the shares but no carat in front that allows me to expand and see the various shares under each NAS. (Desktop is KDE)
I checked that the SAMBA (SMB) service was running and it was - just to be sure, I stopped and restarted and still the same result. I restarted each of the NAS units to eliminate that possibility and again, same result.
To ensure that the NAS's were being seen on the network, I logged into each through a browser without issue but still no samba access.
Next, I opened Dolphin and created a new entry in the "panel" pointing to one of the shares using "smb://192.168.0.57/Volume_1" and was able to access the share and open files using that method confirming that Samba is running.
I need to be able to "mount" the NAS shares for applications like "qbittorrent" and "ktorrent" to be able to access as using the "Dolphin" method above does not appear to give these other apps access.
In case it assists, here are the fstab entries for the NAS shares that I am trying to mount:
//amedserve/Volume_1 /mnt/AMediaV1 cifs username=% 0 0
//amedserve/Volume_2 /mnt/AMediaV2 cifs username=% 0 0
//dmedserve/Volume_1 /mnt/DMedia cifs auto,user,username=% 0 0
//mediaserver/Volume_1 /mnt/Media cifs auto,user,username=% 0 0
//smedserve/Volume_1 /mnt/SMedia cifs auto,user,username=% 0 0
//wmedserve/Public /mnt/WMedia cifs auto,user,username=% 0 0
As noted above, what is see in the PCLinuxOS Control Centre when attempting to mount is only the server names, i.e. amedserve, dmedserve, mediaserver, smedserve, wmedserve but no carat to expand the entry. If I do click on the server name, the system appears to be trying to do something for a number of seconds before coming back to the screen. Clicking on servers, provides a another list of the above servers (plus a few other machines on the network) but no carat to expand any of them.
One thing I did notice but not sure if it relates to this problem is the /etc/samba/lmhosts file contains only 127.0.0.1 localhost whereas in the PCLinuxOS Control Centre -> Network & Internet -> Host Definitions, all of the NAS devices are listed with their IPs and aliases.
Any suggestions as to how to once again get the "mount" operational appreciated.