Originally posted by jollyjoice
depends what your trying to edit and whre it is. If it is anything utside your home dir you have to be root to do it. in a terminal use "su" then your password. outside of that try "run..." then select as a different user ... root then enter the prog you need to edit the file and run it.
Open your Control watsit and you can setup samba shares there.
I think I understand the notion of entering a password to enter root. That siad, whenever I double click on it it tells me I don't have the required permissions. Oh boy.
Anyway I've had a look at root and it seems I need to tell the machine which "shares" to set-up. When I try and do this I get a message that tells me that only shares in my home folder can be shared, seems sensible, untill I go to directories on my home directory, click on shares and get the same message. Am I being dim, or have I missed something? (again).
Althoug I know Samba is installed, how do I run it? (if it is not smb4k, that is).
Managed to get a bit further. Not entirely sure how I've done it, but my M$ machine can now "see" the Linux one. At least it can see the group mdkgroup and the machine. It seems all I have access to is printers and faxes though.
Any more pointers?