XFFM configuration problem

Jack Coates jack at monkeynoodle.org
Mon May 24 00:08:04 CEST 2004

> El sáb, 22-05-2004 a las 10:47, Jack Coates escribió:
>> hi all,
>> I'm trying to set SMB_USER so I can use XFFM's SMB browser, but I'm
>> having
>> trouble. This is with eslrahc's 4.0.5 RPMs on MDK 10.
>> If I set it via bash, it is overridden by xfce-mcs-manager, as expected
>> per this message:
>> http://lunar-linux.org/pipermail/xfce4-dev/2003-November/008917.html
>> So reading that message, it looks like I should use the mcs manager to
>> set
>> the variables, which is fine -- except that it doesn't work to set
>> variables. I click setup, file manager and get a list of empty
>> variables.
>> Right-click, middle-click, double-click, nothing seems to enable
>> changing
>> the variables.
>> OH! clicking on the empty space is what does it. Non-intuitive.
>> Anyway, once the variable is set in xfce-mcs-manager, it still isn't
>> being
>> read by xffm, which continues to browse as GUEST and show a little
>> yellow
>> lightbulb after Help > environment variables > SMB_USER. Do I have to
>> restart XFCE? HUP'ing xfce-mcs-manager just kills it, BTW. After restart
>> xffm still doesn't pick up the variable.
>> Open to suggestions...
> After you type the smb user to use in the mcs-manager, make sure you
> press <return> so that changes take effect. You can see that changes
> take effect because in the xffm diagnostics window you will see:
> "SMB_USER changed". If you do not see that message, then the
> xfce-mcs-manager has not informed xffm of the change. The format for smb
> user is "user%password" or "user%" if no password is required (4_0
> branch).
> Edscott

that's working as described, so it's something else. This is a Windows
2003 environment, are you doing any smb encryption of the password?
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