I want to be able to access my home network like my server and my different media boxes etc, all of which are Samba shares. I have been trying to work out how to do this, on and off, for a long time, but I’ve never managed it. Recently, as I build an Arch system from scratch I found a method to allow Thunar to have an option to access “other locations” (I think that’s what it says) allowing me input an address like smb://192.168 etc. and I can access what I want now which was a great moment!
From memory I had to install gvfs, gvfs-smb and sshs(?-from memory). So bumbling along with sudo apt install <> I installed all but gvfs-smb, it couldn’t locate the package or some such error. So bumbling further I installed gvfs-backend/fuse (again from memory) but still no joy. The only progress is that in the advanced settings in Thunar where it initially had that gvfs was installed but not available, that has disappeared but even with the advanced options of drive management checked in Thunar I don’t get an option in the gui that is similar to the Nautilus setup.
Is there a guide to allow me to modify Thunar so that I can interact with like Nautilus and let me access these remote shares?
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