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Old 02-06-2003, 03:04 AM   #1
rhadamanthys
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Question n00b help.




Alright, i've got a couple issues i'd like help with, and this seems the place to ask, so i suppose i'll give it a shot...

I have a couple machines... my main one runs windows XP and sits with me here. My slackware box runs around the corner- since theres not enough room to put it here. I often run putty to get an ssh connection into it, but i've found it hard to get into an x window system from any kind of terminal... i've tried both ssh and vnc to do so. How would i set things up so i could run X on this windows machine?

I'm also having trouble sharing across the network, even with samba enabled and the smb.conf parused and changed to fit my needs... I see the system on my main machine, but i cant access it. Anyone have any idea on how to work it? The only share it sees is /pub on that machine.

Thanks,

 
Old 02-06-2003, 03:19 AM   #2
jharris
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Re: n00b help.

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Originally posted by rhadamanthys
I have a couple machines... my main one runs windows XP and sits with me here. My slackware box runs around the corner- since theres not enough room to put it here. I often run putty to get an ssh connection into it, but i've found it hard to get into an x window system from any kind of terminal... i've tried both ssh and vnc to do so. How would i set things up so i could run X on this windows machine?
I've always used Exceed (not free software - sorry but I'm sure there are free offerings out there) on the Windows side of things running with 'multiple windows' which basically makes all your X apps popup using the native Window window manager. This is really nice as they just look like any other windows app that you can ALT-TAB to/from. I start apps by telnet'ing/ssh'ing into the box, then I set the DISPLAY environment to point back to my workstations display export DISPLAY=workstation:0 for bash or setenv DISPLAY workstation:0 for (t)csh. Any apps that try to use X now use display 0 on machine 'workstation' (change the name to suit). If you only ever connect from one place then you can always put the environment setting in .profile for that user.
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I'm also having trouble sharing across the network, even with samba enabled and the smb.conf parused and changed to fit my needs... I see the system on my main machine, but i cant access it. Anyone have any idea on how to work it? The only share it sees is /pub
Can you give any more info on this? Like what error message(s) you get, anything in log.smb or log.nmb? I've heard people talking about needing to disable session encryption on XP to get it to talk to Samba. Note that this is different to encrypted passwords, mind you are you using encrypted or plain text passwords?

A copy of smb.conf might be good too in we're really stuck.

cheers

Jamie...
 
  


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