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ubuntu 8.04 samba issues

Running Ubuntu 8.04
I replaced a motherboard (not sure if this is a factor???) -- I had an issue with the network card, this has been corrected.  I had to install new drivers --
I installed the latest patches, there were 394 of them
As a result of the issue below, I have uninstalled and reinstalled Samba (I did not delete the directory)

At boot the screen gets stuck at "Starting Samba daemons" for about 10-15 minutes.
It will then continue to boot.

When the GUI is starting, before the icons appear, after about 3-5 minutes, I receive a message:
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"There was an error starting the GNOME Settings Daemon.

Some things, such as themes, sounds, or background settings may not work correctly.

The last error message was:

Did not receive a reply. Possible causes include: the remote application did not send a reply, the message bus security policy blocked the reply, the reply timeout expired, or the network connection was broken.

GNOME will still try to restart the Settings Daemon next time you log in."
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Everything seems to run fine, less Samba
I can ping the station, but cannot access the shares.
After the GUI starts I run:
sudo /etc/init.d/samba start
 * Starting Samba daemons                                                [ OK ]  
(This starts right away.)
I can now see the shares, but not access them.  Explorer will get "stuck" trying to open the folder. The next time I try to open //server, I cannot see the shares.

I the run:
sudo /etc/init.d/samba stop
 * Stopping Samba daemons                                                [ OK ]
sudo /etc/init.d/samba start
 * Starting Samba daemons                                                [ OK ]
sudo /etc/init.d/samba restart
 * Stopping Samba daemons                                                [ OK ]
 * Starting Samba daemons                                                [ OK ]
(These all run right away, but I cannot access any shares, or see them)

Sometimes, when I run this I get:
sudo /etc/init.d/samba restart
 * Stopping Samba daemons
start-stop-daemon: warning: failed to kill 5093: No such process
                                                                         [ OK ]
 * Starting Samba daemons                                                [ OK ]
(This process will take about 5-10 minutes)

When this happens, the shares function as normal, and will work fine until a reboot.
If I reboot, the sequence will act the same again.
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Ricardo MartínezInformation SecurityCommented:
If the new motherboard isn't the same as the previous one, when you installed the OS, the kernel was compiled with the drivers for all the components of your past motherboard, the change to a new motherboard is the principal fact that your Ubuntu is running slow and having such problems, i suggest reinstalling the system.
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bmsjeffAuthor Commented:
what is the best way to go about that?  I am an Ubuntu newbie.  Do I have to start from scratch or can I perform an backup and restore after the new installation?
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Ricardo MartínezInformation SecurityCommented:
I think the best way is reinstalling from zero the system, backup your info and reinstall it. Another fact can be the new updates you installed, did you check that no samba update where in the list of the 394 new packages? cause maybe some newly installed patches might not be compatible with some of your samba services.
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bmsjeffAuthor Commented:
I upgraded to 10.04 and everything is working properly now.
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