I've a fully updated Sparky XFCE system. I also support another user running the same install. In both cases, some recent upgrade seems to have broken Thunar's network browsing ability, at least with regard to Samba shares. In one case, another update, done this morning (UK time) has fixed the problem, but my install is still failing to allow network browsing or connections using Thunar.
When the network icon in the thunar side panel is clicked on, it sits, then eventually times out with the following error:
Failed to open "/ on ". Timeout was reached
In both cases, so long as cifs-utils is installed, network shares can be manually mounted, and using smbtree shows the shares over the network.
Any ideas as to the cause, and, in my case, a cure?