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openSUSE Samba shares not showing up in file manager

Submitted by egbert on Mon, 04/27/2020 - 10:21

Samba shares do not show up in file manager

OS: OpenSuse Tumbleweed VERSION_ID=“20200331”

File to check: /var/log/samba/log.nmbd

So my samba network was not visible at all in xfce on OpenSuse. In this case it was not the firewall or samba version, it was just dns resolving. I noticed my OpenSuse VM still had localhost as the hostname and in


I had the following settings active:

netbios name = opensuse 
server string = OPENSUSE

So I changed my hostname with hostnamectl:

sudo hostnamectl set-hostname opensuse

After that it works like a charm!