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Old 05-22-2004, 01:36 PM   #1
ikenbonnie
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Question Samba And Fedora Core 2


Hello again,
I have a few questions about samba? I have just installed it I think and am not sure how to
find it now or how to run it. I have tried in text mode and in GUI. I have not been able to find it. Could someone please tell me where it is or do i have to do it at the terminal. I am sure it is installed but not sure it is correct. After I installed it. I did get a update from RHN so I am pretty sure it is here.

I managed to get my hp printer installed locally on my linux box and would like to use samba to set up a print que or a print server so that I can print remotely from my laptops which are both xp. Am I on the right sheet of music here. I am Brand new at this so I don't even know if i loaded the right thing, being samba or not. Please help!!!

THanks in advance.
 
Old 05-22-2004, 03:29 PM   #2
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There are several GUI based front ends to configure samba, SWAT, webmin, and more. If you have any of those installed. The easiest way is just to edit the config file directly. Look in /etc/samba/ for smb.conf, if it's not there then search the drive with the command find / -iname smb.conf and this will find it for you. Edit that file to your needs and there you go. Be sure to read the man pages for smb.conf if you have config questions, or just ask someone here.
 
Old 05-25-2004, 09:47 PM   #3
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Using Samba

Hello again,
I was just wondering. Now I know I have samba installed and I have started it under server settings. But How do I get to the Gui interface? I want to try and share my printer with my wireless laptop.
As you can tell, I am new at this and am trying to take baby steps but It's frustrating because I know it's probablly something I am missing. Please explain in Newbie language and go easy!!

R,
 
Old 05-27-2004, 01:24 AM   #4
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The GUI I like the best is webmin, just search google and you'll get the page for that. I like it best because it has GUI for more than just samba. It lets you admin your entire computer with a GUI interface. All the servers, users, and more.

If you have Yum installed you may be able to get it that way or with apt-get if you have that installed. I'd go to the webmin page as they probably have an rpm file you can get for fedora. Webmin can use encryption and can let you admin your computer not only with a GUI but over the internet from anywhere that you have a webrowser!
 
Old 05-27-2004, 10:04 AM   #5
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After I downloaded the the rps file. How do I execute it. I have it on my machine and when I try to click on it. Nothing happens. Any ideas. I have saved it in my home directory.
 
Old 06-05-2004, 11:29 AM   #6
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To install it you can open a terminal as root and go to the directory your file is in. Once in that directory you can type the following:

rpm -ivh nameofyourfile.rpm

This should install the rpm file for you.
 
  


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