Two different laptops with up-to-date Manjaro. One with KDE 5.24 on STABLE branch, one with KDE 5.25. Neither will browse SMB shares on my network.
Booting from my Manjaro 21.2.6 USB works normally. I am presented with an authentication dialog.
What has changed, and how do I fix?
EDIT: A user on Reddit found a fix: In System Settings–>Network Settings–>Windows Shares, add ANY text to the user and password fields and restart Dolphin. Now I get a password prompt and can view and mount shares.
Can you provide more information?
Did you even try entering the username/password at the prompt?
Maybe I wasn’t clear in my post. The login prompt does NOT appear on my laptops. I instead get the error I described in my post title: “The file or folder smb://sharename does not exist.”
But when I boot using an older version of Manjaro from USB, it works normally.
To rule out Dolphin / KIO, can you access the share via the
sudo mkdir -p /mnt/smbtest
sudo mount -t cifs -o user=serveruser,uid=localuser //serveraddress/sharename /mnt/smbtest
By the way, was this a typo?
The syntax is supposed to be
Depending on the definition of old - samba security has been improved and the old SMBv1 is not default available - and network browsing is not available either - you need to know the location before you can connect.
Not a typo. I just left out the name of my share. I can mount the volumes from the terminal just fine using smbclient. The ONLY thing that has changed is that I updated the OS to the latest version.
The fact that it’s happening on two separate computers tells me that it’s a KDE thing and not user error. Everything works normally on a fresh install.
The older version is Qonos - 21.2.6, the last release. Updating KDE breaks the functionality.
There is only little one can do when it comes to upstream KDE.
I’m on a fully updated Stable branch. I can access every SMB share via Dolphin, smbclient, mount, and systemd-mount.
There might be something else occurring.
Are you using a
hostname for the server, or an IP address?
I’m on the unstable branch fully updated and can’t find any issues either.Can you connect using smb://ipaddress in Dolphin.
A user on Reddit found a fix: In System Settings–>Network Settings–>Windows Shares, add ANY text to the user and password fields and restart Dolphin. Now I get a password prompt and can view and mount shares.
That points to a likely broken config file. Entering something in these fields probably reconstructs the config file properly.
I’d forgotten I do have my samba username and password in that file.I’m guessing it’s like smbpasswd as I can browse other computers.
Glad you got it working.
I’ve noticed the same issue happens fresh after installing manjaro-kde-21.3.2-220704-linux515 on virtual. Out of box, dolphin file manager fails to ask for credentials.
Entering whatever username/password in network settings allows for password prompt.
But as soon as this config is removed, it’s back to square one.
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