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Old 01-13-2005, 06:00 PM   #1
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how do i start samba


im using fluxbox on redhat9 on the laptop.


what path should i put in the .fluxbox/menu to pop up samba in graphic mode


thanks!
 
Old 01-13-2005, 06:48 PM   #2
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samba isn't a GUI application, it consists of two programs that run in the background called smbd and nmbd. In linux background programs are known as daemons. These daemons in a nutshell let linux PCs share files and printers with windows PCs.

I have never used fluxbox so I don't know if it is configured like KDE and Gnome with system settings GUIs. From a console window you can start samba:
service smb start

See www.samba.org for details on samba.

So what is the real question?
 
Old 01-13-2005, 07:01 PM   #3
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thanks tho i know how to start the daemon.
i just need a graphical display of the files on my windows pc.
with kde you just do it from the start menu but that doesnt exist in fluxbox you do almost everything from the terminal.


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Old 01-13-2005, 07:08 PM   #4
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Oh....

You can mount the windows shares and then view the files in a file browser or via console commands.

mount -t smbfs -o username=username //win_PC/sharename /mnt/windows_box
 
  


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