Eric at on 30 Nov 2010 11:58:01 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] xubuntu GUI samba client

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On 11/30/2010 02:12 PM, Art Alexion wrote:
> On Tuesday, November 30, 2010 09:12:13 am Eric at wrote:
>> In Ubuntu's Nautilus I can click on File->Connect_To_Server and connect to
>> my Samba file server.
>> Is there an equivalent process in Xubuntu's Thunar?  If so, I cannot find
>> it. What do you use as a GUI Samba client in Xubuntu if not Thunar?
>> I installed Nautilus to grab the files that I wanted but I noticed that it
>> does not play well with Thunar (drag and drop does not work).
>> Eric
> Older versions of Thunar did not support the smb protocol.  I don't know if 
> this has been added.  From your frustration, I assume not.  xubuntu installs 
> nautilus for that.  Again, in older version where I am familiar, this 
> generally converted your xfce session into a gnome session.
> Personally, I never saw the point of xubuntu as you had to load gnome stuff to 
> do any work.  Then, instead of a lightweight wm/environment, you had 
> gnome+xfce instead of just gnome when using vanilla ubuntu.  Alsio, if running 
> a lightweight desktop is your goal install ubuntu server and then install e17 
> as your x wm.

The Xubuntu is installed in a VirtualBox VM to see if it performed any better
than Ubuntu or OpenSUSE in VBox.  I also used it as a test system for installing
asciio!  It did not seem significantly faster than Ubuntu or OpenSuse in the
same conditions.

Subsequently, I've been using it for testing on a project but now that I find I
cannot easily reach my file server I guess I'll just replace it with an Ubuntu
install and be done with it.


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