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Old 02-13-2005, 01:57 PM   #1
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Unhappy Please Help Me...new @ Linux


Hi everyone.....

I am really lost and I need help. If anyone one can help me i would greatly appreciate it..

OK i just bought the red hat fedora linux 3 bible, it came with a dvd to install fedora linux 3 and i had no problem installing it on my system. I set up my internet and my mail account. I really was NOT sure which linux would be suitable for my needs... I browsed the book in the book store and i felt this would be a good place to start.

Prior to buying this i have always used windows on all my systems. I have been reading the book, but i feel it is not very descriptive when it comes to explaining how to do certian things... I have been having problems with two things so far, and i have just begun..

First i have a laptop wich is running windows, and it has a wirless network card so i connect to the internet via wireless linksys router.... The linksys wireless router is hard wired to my system which is now running fedora linux 3. I have been trying to set up a print server because i have my printer connected directly to the system with linux on it. But i can not network the two together. I have tried by following the instructions in the book. Using SMB and SAMBA, but i have not been able to connect to the linux system from the laptop.... Can anyone please help me with this?? BUT MORE importantly my second problem...

Okay here is my real problem, i can not install mysql.. When i first installed linux, i updated it. I follow the instructions from the book but it doesnt seem to do anything. I go to the terminal and type # service mysqld start, and nothing happens.... i even tried service mysqld start...nothing happens..... PLEASE HELP ME PLEASE..... Thak you vey vey much all...

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Old 02-13-2005, 02:10 PM   #2
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RE: SMB issue

You setup as the book suggested right?
My first suggestion is that you ensure that your firewall rules are not blocking the sharing. Try service iptables stop I'm saying this assuming that both of the systems have IP addresses. Can they access the internet?

RE: mysql

If you run service mysqld start and received no error message that should suggest it's there. Check to see if the port is open try nmap localhost -p 3306.
 
Old 02-13-2005, 02:36 PM   #3
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Hi yes on the printer set up they both have ip addresses... The problem i was getting was when i was in windows on the laptop, when i was trying to find the desktop with linux on it. It kept telling me that it couldnt find the folder i entered as the address of the printer... I am very new to linux and i am confused as to what you told me to do... The funny thing is on windows i went to run and typed cmd, then i typed ipconfig to see what the ip address is of the laptop! I am not sure if it is the address of the laptop or the router... It comes up as the same number for the desktop.... How do i find out the ip address on linux and windows?

Hey everyone... My telephone number is 954-457-7708... if anyone one can help me and wouldnt mond calling me to walk me thru this I would really appreciate it.. I live in florida.. my name is vinny. Please someone help me ...
 
Old 02-13-2005, 02:39 PM   #4
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Oh i am sorry i forgot... this is what happened when i type what you told me to to see if the port is open for mysql

Starting nmap 3.70 ( http://www.insecure.org/nmap/ ) at 2005-02-13 15:37 EST
Interesting ports on Blah blah blah (132.1.1.0):
PORT STATE SERVICE
3306/tcp closed mysql



i changed the info to blah blah just in case....lol
 
Old 02-13-2005, 02:54 PM   #5
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Is it a network printer?

Or is is a printer connected directly to the Linux machine?

Find Windows IP address

Does your router automatically assign an address to the computers (does it run DHCP?)?

when you try to connect to the linux machine, just try to open \\<linux machine's IP>, see if that works first. Ensure that you have started samba.
 
Old 02-13-2005, 02:55 PM   #6
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Find IP on Linux machine
 
Old 02-13-2005, 03:21 PM   #7
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when you try to connect to the linux machine, just try to open \\<linux machine's IP>, see if that works first. Ensure that you have started samba.


when i did what is above, i get a message from windows that says... windows requires a share to publish to. please try another location...and i can only click ok///
 
Old 02-13-2005, 03:29 PM   #8
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hmmmm....I've never heard of that error before...sorry

Let me just ensure that we understand the same thing.

lets say your windows box (W) has an IP 192.168.1.5 and your linux machine (L) has an IP 192.168.1.7.

First can W ping L and vice versa?

If W can ping L then try entering in explorer \\192.168.1.7. It should/may ask you to login to the samba server. I hope...

If W can't ping L try temporarily disabling the firewalls on both machines. Try ping-ing again.

Let me know what happens...
 
Old 02-13-2005, 03:32 PM   #9
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how do i shut off the firewall on my linux system? by the way i just installed swat to try and see if that helps? was that ok or a bad idea?
 
Old 02-13-2005, 04:35 PM   #10
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runing [B}/sbin/service iptables stop[/B] as root returns your firewall settings to drefault accept all.
 
Old 02-13-2005, 04:49 PM   #11
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runing [B}/sbin/service iptables stop as root returns your firewall settings to drefault accept all. [/B]


Thanks alot for the help i am connected and my sql is installed.... now if i can pnly print...lol
 
  


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