I use Ubuntu frequently and I have seen strange things happening when using both the command line and the graphic environment simultaneously:
- For example, I can use right click on a folder (like "Downloads") and share it with other Windows systems. However, if I open a shell and edit the /etc/samba/smb.conf I can't see the folder I shared. Even if I use the "grep" command on smb.conf I can't see that. Does the graphic environment run a different instance of Samba? How can I check it?
- When changing the IP address by running "ifconfig ..." the desktop doesn't detect the new address. In fact, the graphic configurator can show a completely different address. Does the desktop use a different configuration mechanism? If so, where is it stored? can I edit it from the command line?