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Old 08-17-2008, 02:26 PM   #1
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How to have my Slackware Linuxe recognize XP network...? newbie

Ok, I am plodding along and finally managed to get on the net with this KDE 3.5 interface using Firefox. Which was a task in itself (completely new to Linux).

Now, I am looking to have it recognize my network. In Windows XP the network is call "Workgroups". Basically I provide that networks setting for all my computers and walla! one sees the other...

However, I do not see anything of this nature on this KDE 3.5. Now, I have VFI as the localhost name. Should that have been Workgroups?

Quick specs on my configuration:
Slackware 12.1
KDE 3.5
T1 connection where I am using the Linux computer as a server (or will be). It has its own static IP where the rest are going through my router and hub...

Thanks for any assistance you can give. The quicker I can get an understanding of the basics the quicker I can transfer files and figure out how this thing works..

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if you open konqueoror/dolp3in and go to the network page,
then Smb network you should see the workgroups listed there,
Old 08-17-2008, 09:01 PM   #3
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Than You, now the last response is (firewall settings)?

I realize this is a big no no, however just to see if this is truly the problem how do I disable my firewall through KDE for a small time atleast...

I will happily take the time to configure it later.
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There is no firewall in kde by default, the firewall in linux is called iptables, which I doubt would stop you from seeing your network


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