Has anyone managed to get Geany, running on a PC or laptop, to access files stored in Samba shares on a Pi?
What I want to do is use a straightforward editor on a laptop to edit program files on a headless Pi via Samba. I've been doing this ever since I first had a Pi using my preferred editor, Programmers' Notepad, running under Windows XP and it's a method of working that suits my needs very well. I've been gradually moving over to Linux (Debian) on all my computers, however, and I want a Linux editor that I can use in the same way. Geany would be a good match. Gedit, which I'm currently using, is okay but a bit basic. I have neither the time nor the patience (nor, indeed, the need) to become a "power user" of Vi or EMACS.
I can access the files from Programmers' Notepad in Windows or from Gedit under Debian, but Geany throws up a "Value too large for defined data type" error when I try to open a file. This is apparently a recognised problem in Geany and a solution suggested by a number of people on line is to add "nounix" and "noserverino" to the mounting options in fstab, but this hasn't worked for me. It's not clear whether the additional options are supposed to be added on the Samba share machine (the Pi) or the Geany machine (a laptop) - I'm still a Linux novice - but I've tried both and neither works. On the laptop it makes no difference; on the Pi it prevents the drive from being mounted.
I'm sure others will have tried this and I'm hoping someone will have a solution that works with a Pi.