Thanks for responding
Well as it turns out, the problem seemed to correct itself. It's Mandrake 8.0 with Xfree 4.0.3 (or something). But somehow the refresh settings righted itself. I think it had something to do with my belkin monitor switch.
Anyway, new question...
Trying to set up Samba on Linux to be able to talk to the other computers on the LAN. All the computers are XP running on DHCP.
I've tried setting this all up in SWAT, changing the config file, going through tutorials, reading doc, etc, it's just doesn't work.
How do I find out/change the Linux box's computer name? I can change the hostname but the computer name itself?
Like I'll look in Windows Network Places in Windows and I'll see "localhost" listed under the workgroup and when I open the workgroup, it shows Samba Server 2.0.7 (Localhost) - Desc: Samba Server 2.0.7. So I'm thinking the Server String in the smb.conf file is just the description and I changed it.. don't think it connected.
What do I need to set up?
SMBuser? password? I don't get that and can't find any good like "Idiot's Guide to SMB" because I sure as hell feel like one
I tried typing in: smbclient \\\\computer_name\/c$ -U Administrator
Added interface ip=my ip, bcast=my ip, nmask=255.etc...
then Get_Hostbyname: Unknown host artichoke.localdomain (my linux hostname)
Thanks in advance.. I'm fried searching Google.