LinuxQuestions.org
Review your favorite Linux distribution.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 04-17-2004, 08:16 PM   #1
bigred dog
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Aug 2003
Location: detroit
Posts: 1

Rep: Reputation: 0
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

Last edited by bigred dog; 04-17-2004 at 08:20 PM.
 
Old 04-17-2004, 08:25 PM   #2
rafc
Member
 
Registered: Apr 2004
Posts: 87

Rep: Reputation: 15
Hey, I've also tried lycoris. I think the official forum is at the www.lycoris.org 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, 08:59 PM   #3
Thymox
Senior Member
 
Registered: Apr 2001
Location: Plymouth, England.
Distribution: Debian + Ubuntu
Posts: 4,358

Rep: Reputation: 57
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, 09:09 PM   #4
Muzzy
Member
 
Registered: Mar 2004
Location: Denmark
Distribution: Gentoo, Slackware
Posts: 333

Rep: Reputation: 30
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:
http://hr.uoregon.edu/davidrl/samba/

This contains a lot more details:
http://us1.samba.org/samba/docs/man/...ollection.html

Regards,
Mark.
 
Old 04-17-2004, 09:13 PM   #5
souljah
Member
 
Registered: Feb 2004
Location: New York City
Distribution: Debian
Posts: 97

Rep: Reputation: 15
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
Code:
man smbmount
. man samba is also a good read. Good luck.
 
Old 04-18-2004, 01:26 AM   #6
vectordrake
Senior Member
 
Registered: Nov 2003
Location: NB,Canada
Distribution: Something alpha or beta, binary or source...
Posts: 2,280
Blog Entries: 4

Rep: Reputation: 47
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
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
desktop question darklandz Linux - Software 5 07-08-2005 12:03 PM
Port and Desktop Question Xios Linux - Software 1 02-13-2005 04:55 AM
Desktop question solarastar Linux - Newbie 3 09-27-2004 12:18 AM
Desktop question.... ako Linux - Newbie 5 03-01-2004 02:50 AM
Question about Desktop Shots MasterC LQ Suggestions & Feedback 4 05-26-2002 09:34 AM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:49 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration