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Old 04-17-2004, 07:16 PM   #1
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desktop LX question

okay, first off Hi, thanks for having me at the board.

second, I'm flat out an idiot when it comes to linux. I know windows inside and out, I worked for MS for a long time, have my MCSE and all the other crap that goes along with it.

finally my quesion for the more inteligent folks around here. I'm running a distro of linux called Desktop LX by Lycoris. it's very user friendly and has given me about 90% of the things I want. the last 10% actually is the only downfall I have with it. I can't seem to connect this system to my windows network no matter what I try. I've tried messing with samba and the like, but like I said, I don't know linux to save my life. anyone know of any good tutorials that deal with specifically this version of linux? I've found em for redhat, mandrake, ect ect ect. but this distro is very different in the interface, so none of those tutorials work for me at all.

thanks in advance for your help

oh yeah, system specs (duh that might be helpful)

athlon 64 3200+
1gb ram
120gb maxtor
radeon 9800 pro 128mb
msi k8t neo fisr2
16x msi dvd
52x optorite cdr
using onboard stuff for the rest

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Old 04-17-2004, 07:25 PM   #2
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Hey, I've also tried lycoris. I think the official forum is at the site. They helped me out there with my noob questions. There are also some articles to be found there, maybe one for you. If you don't find an answer here, you might try checking there, since, obvious, it's specifically about lycoris.

Second, you talk about the interface. Have you tried also running a command line? Maybe it's not so different after all and as far as I can see it will pay off bigtime getting used to the command line.

Ofcourse, I'm just a newbie. So take this advice from somebody who doesn't know.
Old 04-17-2004, 07:59 PM   #3
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There is a programme you can download/install called LinNeighborhood. This seems to be a good place for people that are new to Linux to start.

Oh, and if I remember correctly, DesktopLX uses a slightly modified (ie the icons have changed) KDE graphical environment.
Old 04-17-2004, 08:09 PM   #4
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Welcome to LinuxQuestions, bigred dog.

To answer your question:

For Samba, you need to decide if you want to install a Samba client or a Samba server on you Linux box. You may decide that you only need the client tools, like smbmount to mount your shared directories. With the client you can get going pretty quickly without having to do much configuration, although you will need SMBFS in your kernel. If you run the server, then Windows will be able to see shared folder on Linux, but this requires slightly more setting up (although it is not paticularly hard).

This is quite a simple guide to both the client and server:

This contains a lot more details:

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Also, for a person new to linux, it is efficient to read the manpages for the programs and utilities you would like to run.

For instance, to mount a windows share, you should definately read the manpage for smbmount
man smbmount
. man samba is also a good read. Good luck.
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With Debian and Mandrake, I usually went for the Linneighborhood install, as both distros sorted out the deps. If you use Linneighborhood, you can share


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