Mounting a CIFS network share in Dolphin

Anne Wilson cannewilson at
Sun Jun 26 09:54:54 BST 2011

On Saturday 25 Jun 2011 17:21:02 Duncan wrote:
> Ettore Atalan posted on Sat, 25 Jun 2011 12:36:13 +0200 as excerpted:
> > I wanted to mount a CIFS network share in Dolphin, but there (right
> > click on the window -> Create New -> Link to Device -> ?) is only an
> > option for NFS shares.
> > I cannot mount CIFS shares via fstab, because the share is not always
> > available and would cause timeouts on bootup or shutdown.
> I don't do network shares (of either type) here, but see the "Kaffeine
> and playing files from off the local network" thread, original post by
> John Woodhouse, posted back on Fri, 20 May 2011 15:50:59 -0700 (PDT).
> (KDE should have an archive if you need it, or for sure does,
> as I use its news server to follow the list tho it has a web version too.)
> The gist is that kde's network share support is either buggy or
> incomplete as of 4.6, with some support but various specific problems.
> As I said I don't do network shares here, so won't attempt more detail of
> something I don't know about.  But that thread's the closest related
> discussion I've seen here recently.

I'm a bit bemused by all this.  I run nfs4 mounts on several partitions and 
drives on my server, and frequently play music from them.  I don't have any 
problems, and I've been doing this for quite a while.  I mount them in fstab.

Currently my kde is 4.6.4.

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