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Old 01-08-2003, 09:06 AM   #1
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Red Hat 8 and Novell Help Please


Hey,

I am a relitive Linux newbie, and I decided to put switch from WinXP to Red Hat 8 on my Laptop for work.

I have it Setup and configured pretty well I think, and I even got Lotus Notes running properly through WINE.

Now I need to be able to login to our Novell server so that I can auto map network drive mounts at bootup (I haven't been able to do it manually let alone at bootup) and print to our network printer.

I have done a search here and the commands people have put into other threads don't seem to be on my system. Any help would be very much appreciated!

Thanks in advance,

oglsmm
 
Old 01-08-2003, 05:58 PM   #2
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What version of Netware are you trying to connect to? Does the system use IP or just IPX?

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Old 01-08-2003, 09:49 PM   #3
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Novell 5.1

It's a Novell 5.1 server (NDS) using both IP and IPX.

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Old 01-09-2003, 12:31 PM   #4
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The 'ncpfs' suite provides funtionality for accessing Netware volumes and printers.

rpm -qa | grep ncpfs

should show something like this:

ncpfs-2.2.0.18-6

If so, check the doumentation in

/usr/share/doc/ncpfs-2.2.0.18

and for more info check out:

ftp://platan.vc.cvut.cz/pub/linux/ncpfs/

and this is cool too

http://www.darkrock.co.uk/?content=projects/gtknw


-kevinj
 
Old 01-09-2003, 04:28 PM   #5
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Unhappy Doh!

Ok so I had to use Linuxconf to add IPX support to the kernel, and then I downloaded ncpfs-2.2.0.19 and ran the ./configure, then make install. It seemed to run ok and the I set ipx_configure --auto_interface=on --auto_primary=on and then tried slist. I got an error about a library not being installed. So I downloaded ncpfs-libs-2.0.16.a-6cl.i386.rpm and installed that and now I get an error:
slist: /usr/lib/libncp.so.2.3: no version information available (required by slist)
slist: /usr/lib/libncp.so.2.3: no version information available (required by slist)
slist: Server not found in ncp_open

Any help,

Mike
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Old 01-09-2003, 04:51 PM   #6
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what does an "lsmod" show?

Linuxconf, I really am not familiar with, but you say you added support to the kernel? I am guessing that means that you loaded a module required for IPX? Because if the kernel did not already have IPX support included... you will have to recompile it to get it in there.

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Old 01-10-2003, 08:39 AM   #7
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Some Sucess

Ok I got NCPFS to mount the volume. I had to manually specify the frame type instead of auto configure. Then I can mount it. However how can I add the IPX interface automatically on boot, and auto mount the servers?

And then how do I print to a Printer? And can I print through WINE?


Thanks,

oglsmm
 
Old 01-10-2003, 09:05 AM   #8
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Go to the Printer Configuration wizard (printconf-gui) and you can setup a new printer as a Novell printer. I don't have any way to test it here, but it should be pretty straightforward.

Kevin
 
Old 01-11-2003, 02:59 AM   #9
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Hi..

You can specifiy the options ifcfg-eth0 for the interface.

IPX_xxx=


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