to mount smb volume:
# smbclient --list host_smb_server
when you already know which folder you want to mount then
# mount -t cifs -o username=joe //host_dir/shared_folder /media/smb
this command will prompt you the password… type it.
to find out what is mounted on system:
We have Hamster working from command line, but dying in panel on (some?) 64 bit machines due to some threading issues or something and I totally can’t find the instructions i remember reading and using two years ago on how to debug applet once in panel.