Now I remember why I stopped using linux on the desktop. Granted, it is still going to take some time getting used to things.
Here is what I have been trying to do. On windows, I mount this samba mount, took all of about 10 minutes to setup. You enter the ip/samba mount location; username and password.
Not on linux; that would make too much sense.
First, I test trying to mount through the command-line; and that gave all kinds of errors. Turns out, the cifs is part of the kernel but I need the samba tools. I download those. So, I can mount the filesystem from the command-line.
Now, I want to setup fstab; Well, after 5 billion variations of the line below; I needed a credentials file, changed the permissions of the file to chmod u+s, change the mode of the credentials file to 600; add uid and gid.
/192.168.x.xxx/samba /home/user/samba cifs auto,rw,user,credentials=/etc/samba/indiasamba.cred 0 0
mkdir -p /home/user/samba
All that being said, the ubuntu people could have just had a simple interface to configure my samba setup.
This is just one configuration setup, I know I will find issues with a billion more in the coming weeks.
On a good note; all of my firefox extensions have installed painlessly.