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#1 2022-01-07 09:37:05

kapqa
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(Network) Accessing Network Shared Folders on XFCE

Hello,

i have a Mac running Mac OS X 10.9.5 running as sort of Home Server,

and setup to share several folders over the Network.



Unfortunately, on Devuan 4.0, the only way to access those network shares for me has been to directly insert the IP of the Mac into the taskbar of Thunar, eg.

smb://192.168.1.x


and the entering the network username/password credentials.


Clicking directly on the Network shared Folders in the "Network" Pane Overview in Thunar produces no result.



Could someone please help me to achieve this?


§Thank you


overview
https://imgur.com/wWXEADO.png

print?
https://imgur.com/97ikxYz.png

Last edited by kapqa (2022-01-07 09:40:57)

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#2 2022-01-07 15:55:42

fsmithred
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Re: (Network) Accessing Network Shared Folders on XFCE

Make sure gvfs is installed, including gvfs-backends. That's my first guess.

Also, if you don't want to type ip addresses, you could use hostnames, if you list the address/hostname pairs in /etc/hosts.

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#3 2022-01-07 19:35:05

kapqa
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Re: (Network) Accessing Network Shared Folders on XFCE

Thanks mr. fsmithred,

made it habit to install

apt install gvfs* samba smbclient

on Devuan but that seems not sufficient to access the network share directly by clicking onto the icon.
Im inclined to think there is something wrong with Apple implementation of Samba V2 for Mavericks, because on Devuan 2.0 the mac-side network share is not even visible. but this is just a guess, and certainly also on Devuan it is not so easy to get through to the network share.

here is the same network shown on a Devuan 2.0 laptop,
and here the Rock64 Share is directly accessible and listed as 1 Device (under Devuan 4.0 all Rock64 Network shares are listed, and 1 is "clickable"
please note that 2 Mac Computer should be listed on the Network Shares but no trace of them in Devuan 2.0


https://i.imgur.com/eKt01LG.png

EDIT > as for your suggestion n.2 , thanks again, will have to look into that and learn how to do it.

Last edited by kapqa (2022-01-07 19:48:52)

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#4 2022-01-07 23:54:00

JWM-Kit
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Re: (Network) Accessing Network Shared Folders on XFCE

If you can access the network storage by manually entering it in the address bar then I would suggest creating a shortcut in Thunar's left side pane. Right click on the folder and choose sendto > side pane (create shortcut)



edit: changed network -> network storage

Last edited by JWM-Kit (2022-01-08 16:38:28)

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#5 2022-01-08 14:39:53

fsmithred
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Re: (Network) Accessing Network Shared Folders on XFCE

Maybe gigolo or avahi would be helpful. I don't use either, so this is just a guess.

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