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Old 08-31-2009, 05:22 AM   #1
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Ubuntu/Vista LAN


This is not about a problem, it's about a solution.

I've been trying to set up a home LAN between my Vista laptop and my Ubuntu 9.04 desktop so I can edit web pages in dreamweaver and test them on a LAMP server.

So here's the final configuration, and it works like a dream, if anyone is interested:

I set up samba on the Ubuntu machine via Synaptics (and a very special thanks to @linuxlover.chaitanya for showing me that trick, you are awesome!), and gave my server directory an exact copy of my website. Then I configured Dreamweaver, via the edit site feature, to automatically synchronize the copy whenever I save to the original document. I had to do chmod 755 on the ubuntu side, but that's pretty standard anyhow, so no biggie there.

The point of all this is that this is a truly excellent setup for a solo web designer (like me). I can build it in Dreamweaver and test it on a Linux server. So there are NO surprises when I upload to the final server, and I don't have to muck around with FTP every time I want to test a PHP or PERL file.

Thanks to all who have answered my questions, and the best to all who follow.

db
 
Old 08-31-2009, 05:40 AM   #2
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Interesting whats the point????

Not to be mean ,but they both use Firefox?????

On my Linux box

I have Dreamweaver 8 runnning

inside program called "PlayOnLinux"

I also run

Internet Explorer

Safari

Opera..

The only weird thing I found with running Linux Mint vs Windows XP setup is I sometimes get different results when I do searches with Google and other search engines....

Not much changes ,but some of the list may be on next page of results...
 
Old 08-31-2009, 06:18 AM   #3
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The point was to show another trick for other newbies. Nothing spectacular, but it works.

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Old 08-31-2009, 08:15 AM   #4
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Good to hear that you are happy with Ubuntu server.
I am not a web designer or developer so havent used dreamweaver. This is cool feature though.
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to automatically synchronize the copy whenever I save to the original document
Now why do not you try to you know eliminate vista and put another Ubuntu desktop there and see if you can do the same. This is just an advice and do not know if something powerful like dreamweaver is available for Linux. There are equivalent softwares but I guess not as powerful.

PS: I overlooked my name. Did I really help? I do not know much about web development.

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Old 09-01-2009, 01:07 AM   #5
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Good to hear that you are happy with Ubuntu server.
I am not a web designer or developer so havent used dreamweaver. This is cool feature though.
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to automatically synchronize the copy whenever I save to the original document
This did not involve any coding. It's just configuration via GUI within Dreamweaver. Basically, if anyone is interested, here's what I did:

1. Port a copy of the website to the Linux machine. Make sure the directory it's in has permissions set to 755. Oddly, and I don't know why this is, 777 doesn't work here, but 755 does.

2. Choose Manage Sites, and select the site you want to maintain on the Linux machine. Then choose Edit -> Remote Info, and enter the path to the server copy, and check the following boxes: "Refresh remote file list automatically", "Maintain synchronization information", and "Automatically upload files to server on save". I specified Local/Network under the access list.

3. Choose Testing Server, and specify Server Model and Access again, and enter the path again, and check the box next to "Refresh testing file list automatically". Choose OK and Done.

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Now why do not you try to you know eliminate vista and put another Ubuntu desktop there and see if you can do the same. This is just an advice and do not know if something powerful like dreamweaver is available for Linux. There are equivalent softwares but I guess not as powerful.
I'd love to go straight Linux, but I am required to use a Vista machine for school. As long as I have to keep one around, I might as well put it to good use.
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PS: I overlooked my name. Did I really help? I do not know much about web development.
Yes, you did. You showed me a much easier way to install software on my Linux machine. It was a couple of days ago, when I was trying to install Apache on my machine. I posted a question in another thread, and you helped me out there, by telling me about Synaptics. Until you helped me, I had no idea such a critter existed!

Ultimately, I want to be able to do installs from the command line, but I'm not there yet. So thank you very much. You helped me get over a major hurdle, and I appreciate it!

It was this thread:http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...duleso-751015/

db

Last edited by dynamiteboy; 09-01-2009 at 01:21 AM.
 
Old 09-02-2009, 05:00 AM   #6
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Further update, in case anyone is interested...

I found a better way to network between the two machines. I mapped a network drive on my Windows machine. Now whenever I log into my Windows machine, a dialog comes up asking me if I want to log into my Linux machine as well. I enter my username and password for my Linux machine, and all is well!

Here's how I did itThese instructions are for Vista, I don't know if XP can do this or not.)

From Vista:
Network->Linux Machine Name.
Right click on the folder you want, and choose Map Network Drive. Assign the network drive a letter from the dropdown list, check "Reconnect at Login", and click Finish.

Everything I save to the network drive gets saved on the Linux machine, not the Vista machine. And the drive appears under Computer in the Vista start menu, just like the native drives.
 
  


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