Silverblue smb://

in files i go to other locations which is right at the bottom in the side bar & in the box which says enter server address i type smb:// followed by the ip address of my other computer(windows) on my lan network which pops up a window which has my username & asks for a password when i enter the password for my username the pop-up window flashes back on again still asking for a password, again & again & again.

with the exact same modus operandi on ubuntu(gnome) i am able to access my shared folder on the other computer while on debian(xfce) i first need to install gvfs-backends.

why does it not work on silverblue?

I guess this is a good start to investigate your problem:

How to create a Samba share :: Fedora Docs

Because it might not be configured and samba is not running by default.

thank you for replying but i do not think it has anything to do with samba.

here is what i did :

  1. i did a fresh install of silverblue with this Fedora-Silverblue-ostree-x86_64-33-1.2.iso

  2. immediately after 1st boot i go to files > other locations which is right at the bottom in the

side bar & in the box which says enter server address i type smb:// followed by the ip address

of my other computer(windows 10) on my lan network which pops up a window which has my

username & asks for a password when i enter the password for my username i am shown all

the shared folders on the other computer.

  1. i now do rpm-ostree upgrade & when it is done i do systemctl reboot.

  2. after re-boot i go to files > other locations which is right at the bottom in the side bar & in

the box which says enter server address i type smb:// followed by the ip address of my other

computer(windows 10) on my lan network which pops up a window which has my username

& asks for a password when i enter the password for my username the pop-up window

flashes back on again still asking for a password, again & again & again.

it seems the upgrade messed up the smb:// sharing.

is this a bug?

i really want to stick with silverblue so can someone please help me fix this.