Alright it's been about a month since I installed linux for the first time and so far i've been able to break out of the windows mindset pretty good. I've even successfully compiled some programs
However there are two things keeping me from fully accepting linux:
1. File and printer sharing with samba STILL doesn't work.... I've tried everything, posted to this forum, spend endless hours searching through threads and websites. No matter what I do I cannot get linux to read the drives on my windows computer. I see them but can't read them.
2. My ethernet card seems to crap out every 15 minutes or so and not come back for about 5 minutes. This creates endless problems, like I can't download anything over a few megabytes before it stops. When it stops working I can't even ping my other computer and if I try to logout it says something along the lines of "eth0 timeout!"
These are two critical problems and if I can't get them working I fear I may have to abandon linux. If you have any idea why this is happening please let me know.
I'm using Mandrake Linux 9.1 on the one computer and Windows 98se on the other.