Fresh install of Antergos 17.12 (Cinnamon desktop). The first thing I did was tried to share a folder so I right clicked on it, went to the sharing tab and noticed that I couldn’t check the ‘guest access’ (weird but whatever) but upon clicking ‘create share’, I got this error:
Samba’s testparm returned error 1: Load smb config files from /etc/samba/smb.conf
I noticed that there is no smb.conf file in that location so I thought I would be smart and copy the one from my Mint install and while that original error is gone, it was replaced by a new one. Something about usershares.
I tried searching the forums and couldn’t find anything that helped or anything that matched my problem. I think I have a slightly older version of the Antergos ISO laying around. Will try that one and re-install.
The end goal here is, I recently setup my Plex server on Mint 18.3 but I still have a few Windows boxes that need to copy files to/from Plex and my goodness, is Samba S_L_O_W at copying files. I noticed that file transfers ranged in speeds of 30-50MB/s. When this box was on Windows, it was 100+MB/s all the time. I’m just curious if a newer version of Samba (vs what ships with Mint) will solve my problem but first, I got to get Samba up and running to test.