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Squall__99 05-31-2005 08:31 PM

quick question
i plan on getting a linux network up tomorrow in my class. I was planning on networking a mandrake, a fedora and maybe a mac. The two linux computer have a 3com Nic. I was wandering if i have to get any software, or any commands i have to input to get it all running. So can anyone please answer me.

rose_bud4201 06-01-2005 01:22 PM

How are you planning to network them? If you've got a router which functions as a dhcp server (most do), all you should have to do is connect them to the router and you're good to go.

If you're trying to set up filesharing and the like, samba is the way to go.

Since you ask about commands & software, is there some specific functionality of the rather general term "networking" that you're planning to set up? What exactly are you looking to do?

Squall__99 06-01-2005 03:50 PM

We are going to use a hub to connect two linux computers one fedora core and the other mandrake. We are just going to try playing a game over LAN i guess. The game is called freeciv. BTW i tried installing it but when i run ./configure i get an error saying something about gtk something. I don't think i have it, does anyone know where i can get it.

rose_bud4201 06-01-2005 04:13 PM

OK, even if you're hubbed I don't believe that you should have a problem seeing each other. However, if you don't have a dhcp server you'll have to give each of the clients static IP addresses.

...There are _a lot_ of gtk-related error messages (and if you're running a graphical environment, yes you do have it. However, you may not have the devel libraries installed). Could you post the exact error message, please?

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