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Old 08-30-2003, 02:30 AM   #1
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I need help with LAN troubles...


So after many hours struggling with Mandrake I finnally get the beast to boot. And to see the Windoze computers on the lan. The internet is working, and I can see other computers, but I can't browse them at all. Any suggestions? I'm not sure how I got it to work at all, so this is a plus as is, but I'd like to get my music.

Any help would be much appreciated.

-Frycarson. Running linux for two hours now. Why is the clock wrong?
 
Old 08-31-2003, 12:17 AM   #2
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The internet is working, and I can see other computers, but I can't browse them at all.
Are you trying to access a windows PC on your LAN from the Linux PC ?

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Old 08-31-2003, 06:34 AM   #3
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ok.. All the details I can think relevent... I am trying to connect from my Linux box (mandrake 9.1) to a Windows XP shared folder. I am able to see all the computers on the LAN, and their remote directories, but am unable to see any files....

I am able to see them in Konqueror when i enter lan:/ as the address, or smb:/ . I take this as a good sign but don't know what I need to modify to let me actually access any files. I also believe that the Windows boxes are unable to view my files (On the Linux Box) which should be shared, but can read the shared folder names.

I hope this is what you need to know... I have two weeks to figure this out until I say screw it and use XP for moving files about the LAN until next break...

-FryCarson

I'm dumb... I just need to know how I can mount it on the fly. as in what should I type after mount? I can do it from the gui, but i'd like to know what it does. Thanks.

Last edited by frycarson; 08-31-2003 at 06:40 AM.
 
Old 08-31-2003, 01:34 PM   #4
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Verify the permissions of the winXP shares, make sure the directories are set to be Shared and that they have Read permission.

You can also access windows shares from the command line.

To list Windows shares use:
Code:
smbclient -L computername -U username
To access Windows shared directory use:
Code:
smbclient //computername/shared -U username
You can also mount a Windows shared to a directory (mount point) on Linux (like the cdrom):
Code:
smbmount //computername/shared /mnt/mount_point -o username=username
As for windowsXP accessing Linux, you will need to configure Samba.
/etc/samba/smb.conf

Last edited by Mathieu; 08-31-2003 at 01:56 PM.
 
Old 08-31-2003, 05:39 PM   #5
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just a quick add-on to what mathieu suggested, i would make sure your regular user has permission to rw the partition too - i had some problems mounting a FAT32 drive. i was able to see the files in Konqueror, but they were unrecognized filetypes and i couldn't open them. you need to specify umask=000 in fstab. i'm not too familiar with samba though (it's next on my to-do list )
 
Old 08-31-2003, 05:57 PM   #6
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try Lineighborhood, if it's in stalled under mandrake 9.1 you will find it in the start menu under networking -> remote access. You will be able to browse your LAN and mound shares with it.
 
Old 08-31-2003, 09:30 PM   #7
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Thanks For all the suggestions. I've established a sort of functional system until i get around learning about the fstab.

Linux is so fun, I never enjoyed wasting two hours trying to get xp to work...

-FryCarson, I might have properly installed my sound card driver... who knows?
 
  


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