This my problem for about the past month: I turn on my computer, and them after about 10 minutes, the system suddenly shuts down. In the messages that appear while the computer is shutting down, the last one is “Couldn’t start nmbd”, as if that were the problem.
I’ve been assuming that IS the problem, since all the other shutdown messages are [OK]. The thing is, I don’t even turn smb.service on (through systemd). There is something in my smb.conf that is misconfigures, so “systemctl start nmb.service” returns an error message and nmbd doesn’t get started.
For that reason I have put Samba aside for a while, and never attempt to start it up. BUt something in the system seems to be starting it up, but when nmbd doesn’t start, it brings down the whole system in an unholy crash.
What could be the answer to this conundrum? The time between sign-on and system crash is about 10 minutes.