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Old 01-02-2014, 05:47 PM   #1
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How can I configure my Linux Mint 16 PC to enable Access from Android Tablet?


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 advance
 
Old 01-02-2014, 06:57 PM   #2
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http://www.spuddogg.com/how-to/how-t...ndows-network/

Should explain basics of setting up samba. Is how I learned what to do.

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http://www.spuddogg.com/how-to/how-t...ndows-network/

Should explain basics of setting up samba. Is how I learned what to do.
 
Old 01-02-2014, 09:38 PM   #3
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The ES File Manager for Android is capable of connecting to network shares. It works on both my HTC One phone and my Zareason tablet.
 
Old 01-02-2014, 09:47 PM   #4
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Yes, I am trying ES...

I have used ES with all of my windows machines and it "sees" my linux PC but for some reason it will not allow me to log in remotely. Thus the reason for my questions. I tried to set up a samba server from the info in the first reply (thanks very much to tadaen) but it just doesn't seem to be working properly and I'm not able to set up remote access (the instructions in the spuddog tutorial didn't work at all as I was unable to enter the password twice - just would not accept it)!

Well thanks to both of you for replying - I'm just going to have to read more on how to set up remote file access for Linux Mint 16.


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The ES File Manager for Android is capable of connecting to network shares. It works on both my HTC One phone and my Zareason tablet.
 
Old 01-03-2014, 07:37 AM   #5
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Hi,

Hope you find these links helpful;
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Slackware® Samba Setup <- 'File and printer sharing on the local network using Slackware®' + Alien_Bob's Wiki
Simple Slackware Setup <- 'Connect your Windows machine(s) to your Linux machine(s) over your network, then Samba is what you need. Essentially, Samba allows your Linux machine to communicate with your Windows network to share files, resources, and printers. This document will cover the steps of installing and configuring Samba on Slackware 11.0.0.' + Applicable
SMB-HOWTO <- 'Describes how to use the Server Message Block (SMB) protocol, also called the Session Message Block, NetBIOS or LanManager protocol, with Linux using Samba. Although this document is Linux-centric, Samba runs on most Unix-like operating systems.'
Quick and dirty Samba setup <- 'Samba is an open source project that allows Windows users to connect to a Linux server from which to share data.'
Getting Vista to work with Samba
Get Vista and Samba to work <- 'NTLMv2 authentication is supported in Samba 3.0'
Samba-3 by Example <- 'This book is your means to the straight path. It provides step-by-step, proven, working examples of Samba deployments. If you want to deploy Samba-3 with the least effort, or if you want to become an expert at deploying Samba-3 without having to search through lots of documentation, this book is the ticket to your destination.'
 
Old 01-03-2014, 08:12 AM   #6
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Thanks for the reply but.....

I'll read them - maybe there is some hope but as I stated in the OP, I'm trying to connect Android to Linux Mint - not Windows and I have not seen any help in the past articles. Nonetheless there maybe cluse in the articles that you referenced so thanks again.


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Hi,

Hope you find these links helpful;
 
Old 01-03-2014, 08:56 AM   #7
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Hi,

Sorry, I miss- read your OP.

The procedure should be the similar. Your semantics & syntax for the Android may differ but the Gnu/Linux should be the same. So you should be able to setup 'SAMBA' for 'smb' which is useful overall for general use.

Setting up for other devices over the network should be easy. You could setup 'SSH' access for the android device;
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HOWTO - ssh slackware (and any linux) <- 'This is short guide to explain how to get ssh going between slackware or other NIX boxes' + LQ post
Maybe consider posting to our sister site: Android Forum
 
Old 01-03-2014, 09:08 AM   #8
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Yesss! Got It!

ES File Exp[lorer did the trick (together with configuring Samba access on the Linux Mint PC - works great for streaming video and music from the PC to my Android tablet.

Thanks to all who helped - this is a great forum.


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Hi,

Sorry, I miss- read your OP.

The procedure should be the similar. Your semantics & syntax for the Android may differ but the Gnu/Linux should be the same. So you should be able to setup 'SAMBA' for 'smb' which is useful overall for general use.

Setting up for other devices over the network should be easy. You could setup 'SSH' access for the android device;

Maybe consider posting to our sister site: Android Forum
 
Old 01-03-2014, 09:12 AM   #9
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you can also set your fone as a server using sshdroid and use something like sshfs on your pc to connect to it.

or the inverse would be using something like andftp on your fone.

also xbmc has a nice dlna server.

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Old 01-03-2014, 10:42 PM   #10
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I use Teamviewer for this. It not only allows file transfers, it gives a complete remote desktop capability, and I can access a PC from my tablet, phone, laptop, or whatever device I want. For controlling an Android device from a PC, Airdroid works well.
 
  


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