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Old 06-18-2004, 10:30 AM   #1
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Network settings


OK I just installed Slackware 9.1 last night (followed guide off of bitbender). My question is when I run netconfig it asks for a hostname, first question what is that?. then a domain name, which I don't have all I got is a workgroup(the equivelant in linux is?). And then my last question is what do I need to do on the windows computers to get samba to work so I can print? Speaking of printers what is the location field in CUPS refering to? //(computer with print)/(print)??
[edit]Also can I set up a network domain on slackware? (ie computer.deviantdreams.com ?) so that computer equals the localname?[/edit]

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Old 06-18-2004, 12:03 PM   #2
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hi jklaroe, welcome to lq. for the hostname and domain names just put in what you want the computer to call itself.

Quote:
Hostname is the program that is used to either set or display the cur-
rent host, domain or node name of the system. These names are used by
many of the networking programs to identify the machine. The domain
name is also used by NIS/YP.
from the manpage. for the printing you'll need to share the printer from windows, if your going to set it up through cups via samba you'll need samba working properly. here is a link i used to set mine up.

http://www.faqs.org/docs/Linux-mini/...-Printing.html

hope that helps.
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Old 06-18-2004, 01:16 PM   #3
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Thanks it worked (kinda) I can't find a linux driver for my printer Lexmark z605. Other than that they can see me and I can see them. Thanks agian.

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Old 06-18-2004, 03:49 PM   #4
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you may have some success here

http://support.lexmark.com/en/ldk/Download.htm

good luck.
 
Old 06-18-2004, 07:05 PM   #5
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Doh! I'm so blind I was there but all I saw was z85 etc. Can slackware use RPM's? I had to just reinstall slackware some how trying to install mysql package from linuxpackages it got rid of something.

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Old 06-19-2004, 05:17 PM   #6
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for rpm's w/slack use

rpm2tgz filename.rpm

that converts it to a slackware package that you can install, or uninstall w/pkgtool.
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