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Old 03-28-2006, 03:01 PM   #1
Tarekaz
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connecting Xp to Suse


i have 2 machines , xp and suse ,

can i set the machines in a way to run my suse from my xp?(read , execute programs)

is it doable using a USB ?

thanks
 
Old 03-28-2006, 03:19 PM   #2
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Firstly - A word of caution -

Do not use a NORMAL USB cable to connect these two computers

I repeat

Do not use a NORMAL USB cable to connect these two computers
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You can use a crossover cable - it works just well

once you are done with that -
just go in for some short steps with samba - It is real easy to configure samba - on eaither suse/fedora.
 
Old 03-28-2006, 03:22 PM   #3
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thanks for ur reply !!!

i ll try to configure samba ,

but the thing i didnt get , is why a normal usb connection is not recommended?
 
Old 03-29-2006, 06:28 AM   #4
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you can burn the USB ports of your computers or even their power supplies

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/248
 
Old 03-29-2006, 06:50 AM   #5
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Samba is a way to share files from the two OS' using the SMB protocol thingie.

If you want to execute programs on Suse remotely from Winxp i would look into ssh, which you can run via putty and have access to the CLI on your SUSE box. It can also be setup to allow x-forwarding, so you can open the suse program on windows xp.

Or you can setup a vnc server/client.
 
  


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