network files reading problem with libreoffice

Asked by S.S.Mani on 2014-07-17

I have the problem of accessing MS office files from the network as well as (even) seeing my kubuntu in other networked windows computers.

Based on my interaction here I tried many things but could not succeed. I uninstalled and reinstalled Kubuntu 14.04 LTS, but the problem persists

(Surprisingly while intalling, using try kubuntu option i was able to access the other computer files, which didi not work after installing)

Now after reading the advice of Ryantoss, I tried the 3 commds,
mount
sudo blkid
cat /etc/fstab

I get following (With error message for /dev/sda5....in which i have my kubuntu installed)

Does it contribute to my problem? Even otherwise, if this is to be corrected how do i do it?
please include the command line also I am just beggining to learn now.

Thank you for your guidence

S.S.Mani

OUTPUTS

airomatic@airomatic-Compaq-Presario-CQ40-Notebook-PC:~$ mount
/dev/sda5 on / type ext2 (rw,errors=remount-ro)
proc on /proc type proc (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
sysfs on /sys type sysfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
none on /sys/fs/cgroup type tmpfs (rw)
none on /sys/fs/fuse/connections type fusectl (rw)
none on /sys/kernel/debug type debugfs (rw)
none on /sys/kernel/security type securityfs (rw)
udev on /dev type devtmpfs (rw,mode=0755)
devpts on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,noexec,nosuid,gid=5,mode=0620)
tmpfs on /run type tmpfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,size=10%,mode=0755)
none on /run/lock type tmpfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev,size=5242880)
none on /run/shm type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,nodev)
none on /run/user type tmpfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev,size=104857600,mode=0755)
none on /sys/fs/pstore type pstore (rw)
systemd on /sys/fs/cgroup/systemd type cgroup (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev,none,name=systemd)

airomatic@airomatic-Compaq-Presario-CQ40-Notebook-PC:~$ sudo blkid
[sudo] password for airomatic:
/dev/sda1: UUID="4CF208EE017AF9FE" TYPE="ntfs"
/dev/sda3: LABEL="RECOVERY" UUID="380882230881DFEC" TYPE="ntfs"
/dev/sda5: UUID="f6d5adb4-2734-42cf-9480-f8a38843c2c5" TYPE="ext2"

airomatic@airomatic-Compaq-Presario-CQ40-Notebook-PC:~$ cat /etc/fstab
# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
#
# Use 'blkid' to print the universally unique identifier for a
# device; this may be used with UUID= as a more robust way to name devices
# that works even if disks are added and removed. See fstab(5).
#
# <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
# / was on /dev/sda5 during installation
UUID=f6d5adb4-2734-42cf-9480-f8a38843c2c5 / ext2 errors=remount-ro 0 1
airomatic@airomatic-Compaq-Presario-CQ40-Notebook-PC:~$

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Why do we need thge local file system's information when your issue is with accessing files over the LAN??

Are you trying to open data from the partitions in your output, or are they stored on remote systems and shared by SMB?

S.S.Mani (airomatic) said : #2

Thank you actionparsnip for the reply.

1) I am trying to access files from other networked computers and vice versa only

2) As I am unable to find an answer that works for me, I have been simply browsing various pages and trying out many things. However since this particular output showed some errors, I am eager to know whether it is in anyway the cause of my problem. ( I have no basic knowledge about computers, Networks etc other than simply using it. Still I found installing of Kubuntu easier!)

Kindly help me with the above info. If required please tell me other info you may need for that, by advicing me the exact command line for my use.

Thank you

Mani

-----Original Message-----
From: <email address hidden> [mailto:<email address hidden>] On Behalf Of actionparsnip
Sent: 17 July 2014 15:38
To: <email address hidden>
Subject: Re: [Question #251775]: network files reading problem with libreoffice

Your question #251775 on samba in Ubuntu changed:
https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/samba/+question/251775

    Status: Open => Needs information

actionparsnip requested more information:
Why do we need thge local file system's information when your issue is
with accessing files over the LAN??

Are you trying to open data from the partitions in your output, or are
they stored on remote systems and shared by SMB?

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To answer this request for more information, you can either reply to
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https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/samba/+question/251775

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If you run :

smbtree

Do you see the other systems and their shares?

S.S.Mani (airomatic) said : #4

Yes, I see other systems. The networked wireless printer does not appear in
it, but other printers appear

In the mean time, on my own I changed the entire smb.conf file to its
original format using the first time saved version ,as I might have changed
very many parameters while learning these things. Of course even before as
well as before this restoration, i have been seeing it all. Now I have
changed only MSHOME inplace of WORKGROUP and rest are default parameters.

The reason why opted for this is:

When i started about a month back, I was able to mount all network shared
directories using SMB4K, though other computers were not seeing my kubuntu.

Since all attempts to solve the issue did not help, I un-installed using os
installer, reinstalled kubuntu 14.04 LTS.

However after that i became a little more bolder and hence attempted many
things, in the bargain probably changing some values, i should not have ( i
have no records of what i did). When today i used SMB4k again, it failed!

Hence i decided to go for the original saved version of smb.conf file.Now
SMB4k is working!

With my limited understanding i think i am doing something wrong in
'mounting' whatever it is supposed to mean!

I have retained a new folder created by me called documents, which i have
shared, in addition to making Documents also shared.

However on 15th July when when i checked one of my networked computer while
continuing with my experiments, my kubuntu had appeared there, but it said
it cant be accessed! Around that time, my new shared documents folder got
some new icons, with names, IA64, W32ALPHA, W32MIPS, W32PPS, W32X86, WIN40,
AND x64! I wonder whether these are the networked computers in any way!

Now I think I am with a clean slate to follow instructions i get from you,
hoping that i understand them!

thank you for your time again

Mani

On Fri, Jul 18, 2014 at 1:26 PM, actionparsnip <
<email address hidden>> wrote:

> Your question #251775 on samba in Ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/samba/+question/251775
>
> Status: Open => Needs information
>
> actionparsnip requested more information:
> If you run :
>
> smbtree
>
> Do you see the other systems and their shares?
>
> --
> To answer this request for more information, you can either reply to
> this email or enter your reply at the following page:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/samba/+question/251775
>
> You received this question notification because you asked the question.
>

Hi S.S.Main
can you email me at <email address hidden> an we can setup so i can remote in to your computer and fix samda

S.S.Mani (airomatic) said : #6

sudo sed -i 's/X-KDE-Protocols=/#X-KDE-Protocols=/' /usr/share/applications/libreoffice-*.desktop

(Question number ref is 252440)

Oh, thank you Manfred Hampl for the above solution!

It works now.

Now i am able to open MS office files using Network in dolphin file manager

thanks a lot once again.