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Old 03-18-2007, 10:37 AM   #1
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Hi all,

Please bear with me.. I am very new to linux and am currently enjoying the experience. One little snag i would like to overcome is how to connect to my home network which have the wifes and also the kids computer attached, using windows its pretty simple case of filling in the network name and setting the share folders and all done and thought it would be pretty simple for linux too.

I have tried to setup local networking in the distro im running (and no I do not wish to change distros either!!) but I get an error saying "The Lisa daemon does not appear to be running - In order to use the LAN browser the Lisa Daemon must be installed and activated by the system administrator"

The answer I need is where can I find the daemon? I have checked in the repositry which shows that Lisa is installed but I do not know where to find it

Many thanks...
Old 03-18-2007, 11:54 AM   #2
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I'm not familiar with PCLinuxOS, but for example, I can find the Lisa settings-area in my 'start' menu, or system menu, and it is in the Networking section.
Another thing to look for is if you have something among your menus called 'Xfce Appfinder' or '<something-else> Appfinder' which locates tools and appliucations on your system and allows you to run them or add them to your system menu.
Also try your system menu updating/editing tool, it also can be used to add stuff to the system menus.
Finally, if this fails, open a console window and type 'man lisa' or 'man -k lisa' or 'apropos lisa' to locate the help pages for the Lisa system.
Best of luck; hopefully other user(s) will have more help, specific to your Linux Distribution.
Old 03-18-2007, 01:09 PM   #3
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I know nothing about PCLinuxOS, but most linux distros have a nice GUI for "System Settings". In there will be something like "System Services" which will show you which daemons are present, which are currently running, and which should be satrted at boot. That is where you should look to find and start the lisa daemon (whatever that is!)

You can also do this from the command line, but commands differ between distros.
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In a console, you type
locate lisa
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