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Networking Lubuntu Laptops for use with Xbmc


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I've Googled and searched and experimented a ton but this is frustrating me so I came here for help. I'm a Lubuntu/Linux newbie so I'm looking for a solution that isn't totally over my head. I have a 1 TB USB Western digital hard drive with aNTFS Filesytem filled with content hooked up to my Lubuntu laptop HTPC living room setup. I also have a Lubuntu HTPC netbook setup in my bedroom that I would like to be able to sync up to the content on the 1TB harddrive. My problem is that I cant seem to be able to figure out how to make it work.

My steps so far -

1. I used Samba (version on lubuntu software center with a GUI) to set up the USB harddrive as a shared folder.
2. Installed xbmc Frodo to my netbook bedroom setup
3. Under Im able to use xbmc "add video source" to "browse" to the SMB->workgroup> but it wont let me access the living room HTPCs files.
4 It brings up a lock settings box and asks me for username and password.
5 I input the username and password of my living room HTPC but nothing happens.

Im not super strong on the terminal being a totally linux newbie.

Any help would be appreciated
Thanks

Edited by brisingr, 12 April 2013 - 06:32 PM.

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Ahh fixed it. Finally! Had to use "sudo smbpasswrd -a" To set a smb password for the username of the host computer. I guess haha. Sometimes I feel like I'm just guessing when i do things on Linux ....

Edited by brisingr, 13 April 2013 - 11:26 AM.

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