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    dhclient : Job for smbd.service failed

    I've set myself the challenge of turning off Network Manager, and configuring my wireless adapter manually.
    (I'm a noob, and I thought it would be a good learning excercise !)

    Good news is that I have some success.
    Down side, is that in the process, I am getting some error messages and I'd rather work them through rather than ignore.

    sudo service network-manager stop
    sudo ip link set wlan0 up
    sudo wpa_supplicant -B -D nl80211,wext -i wlan0 -c supplicant.conf
    sudo dhclient wlan0 -v
    The above gets me an internet connection and I am able to surf away happily.
    However, the dhclient line does produce err messages.

        Internet Systems Consortium DHCP Client 4.3.1
    	Copyright 2004-2014 Internet Systems Consortium.
    	All rights reserved.
    	For info, please visit
    	Listening on LPF/wlan0/xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx
    	Sending on   LPF/wlan0/xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx
    	Sending on   Socket/fallback
    	DHCPREQUEST on wlan0 to port 67
    	DHCPACK from
    	Job for smbd.service failed. 
    	See 'systemctl status smbd.service' and 'journalctl -xn' for details.
    	invoke-rc.d: initscript smbd, action "reload" failed.
    	bound to -- renewal in 37624 seconds.
    Doing as I am told, I looked at systemctl & journalctl
    systemctl status smbd.service
    ● smbd.service - LSB: start Samba SMB/CIFS daemon (smbd)
       Loaded: loaded (/etc/init.d/smbd)
       Active: inactive (dead)
    journalctl -xn
    	No journal files were found.
    I've googled Samba.... but really struggling to find/understand what the problem is.

    Please could someone point me in the right direction ??

    sudo ifconfig wlan0
    wlan0     Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx  
              inet addr:  Bcast:  Mask:
              inet6 addr: fe80::222:fbff:fea3:31ce/64 Scope:Link
              UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
              RX packets:10042 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:7094 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
              RX bytes:7692757 (7.3 MiB)  TX bytes:1465772 (1.3 MiB)


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    Did you get this sorted out? Did you start the service? service smbd start

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    Quote Originally Posted by ezstyles View Post
    Did you get this sorted out? Did you start the service? service smbd start

    I had the same problems and it helped.

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