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Old 03-08-2004, 09:37 PM   #1
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Question How do I browse the LAN using Gnome or KDE? (Network Neighborhood in Linux)

Hi. I've been using Mandrake 9.2 for one month.

I installed Samba 3, and i can see and use folders and files shared in Windows XP machines.

2 Questions:

1. Is there a "Network neighborhood"-equivalent application using Gnome, KDE, or any other GUI?

2. I had to mount the Windows XP shared folders using the 'smbmount' command from the terminal console in order to map the Windows shared folder to a local linux folder.

Is there a way to do the same operation, but in the GUI (Gnome, KDE, Windowmaker, etc)?

I have no problem on doing this operations by the console because I'm an engineer, but I'm evaluating Linux to be installed in workstations of "normal" (final) users, who are used to work with the Windows environment, like accounting clerks and other non-technical users.

Thanks in advance for your support and for sharing your knowledge.

Old 03-08-2004, 09:42 PM   #2
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In kde you can type smb://computername to access a windows computer over windows networking.
Old 03-09-2004, 09:30 AM   #3
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I think u are asking for "linneighborhood". It is there on Mandreke 9.1 Cd. So, it must be there on Mandrake 9.2 CD too!
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Thank you dpballey!!

I installed it and it works really fine. It's exactly the tool I was looking for my end users.

I like Linux, but I think it lacks of documentation for some tasks.




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