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Old 10-05-2004, 09:50 AM   #1
mad_alfred
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PC Laptop ethernet connection issue


hi all,

i have a laptop from toshiba ( satellite 1620CDS) with freebsd 5.0 installed and kde runnin ( 3.0 )
i've also got a crappy xircom 10Mbps ethernet pcmcia card (RealPort RC-10).

i'd like to connect my laptop to my p4 desktop machine ( uses 3com gigabit 10/100 lan pci card) so i can transfer all my music to my laptop...how can i do so??


how can i get the ethernet card to wotk properely??

cheers,
chris

edit 1: ooooops forgot...my p4's a windows xp pro sp1 and mdk 10.0 official dual booting sistem.

Last edited by mad_alfred; 10-05-2004 at 12:45 PM.
 
Old 10-05-2004, 04:31 PM   #2
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ethernet connection

Yo.. mad_alfred

When your laptop boots, can it detect the ethernet card? Often there are two beeps when it's recognized and the module loads it's self.

If the ethernet card is seen by the operating system, then all you need do, as root, enter something like this:

ifconfig eth0 192.168.1.10 netmask 255.255.255.0

if all that works, you can test it by doing a ping to the address of the windows box.

if that works, depending on the services the linux box is running, you could ftp the files between them.
 
Old 10-06-2004, 12:52 AM   #3
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guzzi, since when does FreeBSD have a driver called "eth"? If you don't know how a particular operating system works, please refrain from giving advice on it, because it will only confuse people.

mad_alfred, what is the output of
$ ifconfig -a
?
 
Old 10-06-2004, 10:04 AM   #4
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folks! thanks a lot!

what guzzi said is correct exept for the fact that an eth0 driver doesn't in fact exist.... it's called xe0 and i managed to find it out with the ifconfig -a command...

thanks again guys! :-)

but how do i manage to actually transfer my data from a windows xp folder to a freebsd folder??
 
Old 10-06-2004, 11:08 AM   #5
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If you have SAMBA installed, you can use the smbmount command to mount the WinXP shared folder to a mountpoint on your local BSD machine. In some instances (ie some Linux distros - not sure how it fits in with the BSDs), if you use a standard mount command but instruct it to use smbfs then it'll actually act like a 'frontend' to smbmount.

Since you say you're running KDE, you've obviously got a GUI setup. In this case, there are a whole load of graphical applications that will allow you 'browse' the SMB network in a similar manner to 'Network Neighbourhood/My Network Places'. Indeed, KDE/Konqueror can 'browse' an LAN network provided that the correct IOSlave is installed. Check out kcontrol to see if it's installed and working.

<edit>
Forgot to mention: most of the graphical applications will require SAMBA to be installed anyway. Even if you're only accessing the shares as a client, you'll need samba.
</edit>

Last edited by Thymox; 10-06-2004 at 11:09 AM.
 
Old 10-07-2004, 01:35 PM   #6
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sorry people, but i still don't understand...

how can i create a shared folder on on my windows box and then actually view it's content with my freebsd laptop? how do i set ip's and stuff...

thanks a lot for the support!
 
Old 10-07-2004, 04:40 PM   #7
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not too sure with bsd.... but basically I think what u r tyring to do is network ur laptop with desktop and I am presuming u have ur network card recognised in ur laptop...can u ping from one machine to the other? if so then u have ip addys assigned already. Do u have samba installed as part of ur bsd distro? rpm -q (and package in question )
In winxp are u running a firewall do u have it enabled to allow a trusted network connection. In network properties do u have file and printer sharing enabled. Or u can map a network drive to share.....lots of questions I know but trying to help :-)
 
Old 10-08-2004, 10:31 AM   #8
mad_alfred
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okey..now...

as far as i know, bsd ain't usin' rpms... but anyway i'm going to download and compile samba myself ...i'll see if i can also find a proper gui...

then, i've got a firewall, ( and yes, i'm so dumb i haven't turned it off lol)

anyway, mapping the drive would be just perfect. accessing it from kde is the goal!
 
Old 10-08-2004, 05:24 PM   #9
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well...stick with it and i`m sure u will get it sorted :-)
 
  


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