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Old 12-30-2005, 10:04 PM   #1
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picturebook/motioneye/ubuntu and a network question

Hi as i newbie i have 2 questions to ask...First of all i have recently get a sony vaio picturebook c1msx and i was searching to find how i can make the camera work(motioneye).I downloaded motioneye(from synaptic as i have ubuntu) and i have successfully installed it...the problem is that the camera seems to be fb0(as dmesg shows me) device and video4linux seeks the default which is video0 when i run xawtv so i have an error.What can i do?...anyone that knows about picturebooks will be very helpful...
The second question do i have to use samba to connect 2 pc that have only linux and browse their folders?
thanks...for the help(i hope i ll have some )!!!
Old 01-05-2006, 05:41 AM   #2
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Hi Alxbob,

I'm afraid I have no experience with Motioneye cameras... but networking!

SAMBA is used to browse what's known as SMB networks... Microsoft use SMB as the protocol to share files/folders/printers, etc over a network. If you want to share files/folders *from* a Linux machine, then you need to use Samba. If you want your Linux machine to connect *to* shares on a Windows machine, then you need Samba. If, however, you are looking to share files between to Linux machines, then you do not *need* Samba. NFS (the Network FileSystem) works fantastically. If you take a look at The Linux Documentation Project ( there are some good "HowTos" on setting up NFS on Linux machines.

Good luck.
Old 01-05-2006, 07:54 AM   #3
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thx a lot for the hint...i ll take a look to your link...
ihope somenone with motioneye experience will give me a hint for that too...

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