Unable To Connect To SMB Share


I have followed the guidance on Docker Hub for installing and setting up this Docker Container.

I have copied accross my Devices xml file which only contains Samba shares and have updated my AdvancedSettings xml file (I have a joint library shared via MariaDB and SMB)

When I log on to the Chorus frontend, I can see my libraries but, when I click on Browse and try and access my library locations, I just get a spinning wheel. This is also the case when trying to access library media in the Kodi web player.

Anybody know where I am going wrong? Is there a setting / permission that I need to add to the container?


Hi @danielhitch,

Could you post some info about how you deployed the container? docker run/compose info etc.
Are you noticing any errors in the docker log when this is happening?


I am using docker compose.

Full config entry as follows:

image: linuxserver/kodi-headless:latest
container_name: kodi
restart: unless-stopped
  - PUID=${PUID}
  - PGID=${PGID}
  - TZ=${TZ}
  - ${USERDIR}/docker/kodi/config:/config/.kodi:rw
  - mariadb
  - default
  - database
  - target: 8080
    published: 8080
    protocol: tcp
    mode: host
  - target: 9090
    published: 9090
    protocol: tcp
    mode: host
  - target: 9777
    published: 9777
    protocol: udp
    mode: host

No errors in the docker logsā€¦ Just standard server start / running messages:

          _         ()
         | |  ___   _    __
         | | / __| | |  /  \ 
         | | \__ \ | | | () |
         |_| |___/ |_|  \__/

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User uid:    1000
User gid:    999
[cont-init.d] 10-adduser: exited 0.
[cont-init.d] 30-config: executing... 
[cont-init.d] 30-config: exited 0.
[cont-init.d] done.
[services.d] starting services
[services.d] done.

Is there any way to make the logs more verbose / chatty?