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Sailfish X poll (reactivate smb/cifs kernel support)

asked 2017-10-23 23:23:44 +0300

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updated 2017-10-23 23:55:16 +0300

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In Jolla 1 it worked fine, but since the Tablet (which had x64 architecture) and also now with Xperia/SFOSX, we're badly missing a kernel module support for accessing network shares through the smb/cifs protocol. The nice app "Fishmount" (on Openrepos) can't work without this, and installing some smb-libs doesn't help either, if the basic filesystem support is not available as a kernel module. What is the reason for not having it anymore? In normal linux kernels it's just a simple compilation option, so please add it back again, we need it for integration with our LANs.

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Same thing for NFS.

Hangman ( 2017-11-24 12:44:48 +0300 )edit

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answered 2017-11-24 12:12:23 +0300

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I very urgently second that. If I cannot access my Ubuntu smb share, Sailfish is sadly useless to me

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urgently rebuild kernel with required modules yourself.

coderus ( 2017-11-24 13:40:48 +0300 )edit

Thanks for that hint, the good news is: with Linux the limitation is my knowledge, which I can expand, I just have to pay with my sweat :) Kernel build would be done according to https://sailfishos.org/wiki/Sailfish_X_Build_and_Flash, isn't it? I have not done things like that for a couple of years.

Linux-Woermel ( 2017-11-24 15:20:53 +0300 )edit

For those with similar : a rapid workaround to access smb share in local network is via an network compatible android file browser

Linux-Woermel ( 2017-11-25 13:24:15 +0300 )edit
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