How can I configure my Linux Mint 16 PC to enable Access from Android Tablet?

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http://www.linuxquestions.org – I have an Acer One 722 on which I replaced Windows 7 completely with Linux Mint 16 (it's fabulous and I am enjoying it greatly). I have also installed Samba. I need to access the Linux PC with a Samsung Galaxy Note 8 - I can see the Linux PC on the network but every time I try to access it I get a message saying it failed. I'm thinking that there must be a simplified method for me to access the files on the Linux PC with my android tab (at least the media/music/video files... But I am stumped????? Can anyone please either help or point me in the direction of an easy tutorial. Thanks in a (HowTos)