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Old 05-25-2007, 05:56 PM   #1
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Print to a Novell Distributed Print Services at work with CentOS in VMWare


Hi,

I am new to Linux, and have just installed CentOS 4.4 in VMWare. I want to be able to connect to an NDPS printer at work.

I have read that if I can ping to it, I can just add it as a netework/ipp printer. Is this right?

What exactly are the steps that I need to do to accomplish this?

Many thanks.
 
Old 05-25-2007, 09:53 PM   #2
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Recompile CentOS 4.4 Kernel for IPX Support

Hi,

I am new to Linux, and would like at work to mount a Novell shared folder in my VMWare CentOS 4.4 machine.

I have installed ncpfs and ipxutils. When I run the command to mount, I receive an error saying:

"ncpmount: Address family not supported by protocol when trying to find...."

I have read that I need to recompile my Kernel in order to provide IPX functionality.

How do I go about this?

Thanks.
 
Old 05-26-2007, 04:31 AM   #3
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Download the source rpm file, prep the kernel source and build: http://wiki.centos.org/HowTos

But you may find installing a CentOSplus kernel much easier;
$ rpm -qlip kernel-2.6.9-55.plus.c4.i686.rpm | grep ipx
warning: kernel-2.6.9-55.plus.c4.i686.rpm: Header V3 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID 443e1821
/lib/modules/2.6.9-55.plus.c4/kernel/net/ipx
/lib/modules/2.6.9-55.plus.c4/kernel/net/ipx/ipx.ko

yum install kernel-2.6.9-55.plus.c4 --enablerepo=centosplus

FYI: CentOS 4.5 is available, please consider updating.
 
Old 05-26-2007, 08:05 AM   #4
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Hi Lenard, thanks for the quick reply! I have a couple of questions.

So does this mean that it's better if I download the kernel-2.6.9-55.plus.c4.i686.rpm and then run the command that you mention?

I currently have the 2.6.9-42.0.10.EL kernel installed. Will my kernel be updated to the CentOSplus, or just this part for ipx when I run yum?

What are the benefits of upgrading to 4.5?
 
Old 05-26-2007, 08:31 AM   #5
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So I downloaded the kernel-2.6.9-42.0.10.plus.c4.i686.rpm and then did:

rpm -ivh kernel-2.6.9-42.0.10.plus.c4.i686.rpm

I ran the ncpmount command again and got the same "ncpmount: Address family not supported by protocol when trying to find...." error.

What am I missing to do?
 
Old 05-27-2007, 04:25 AM   #6
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I'd highly recommend to check the settings on the host (frame-
type and the likes) and read up on the ncp-utilities man-pages.

W/o knowledge of your infrastructure a plain "That's what you
need to do" is impossible ...


Cheers,
Tink


P.S.: I'll merge your nds printing problem thread with this one
because it's the same issue.
 
  


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