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Old 07-20-2017, 06:47 AM   #1
Registered: Jun 2014
Location: Midwest, USA
Distribution: Slackware
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I made a network! A baby network, but still...

So my home office just got remodeled, and I moved my desktop/workstation there, but then I decided that I didn't wanna closet myself in there with the family around, so I wanted to access the stuff on there from somewhere else. I had an older laptop laying around, so I wanted to use that as a kind of terminal to get to the stuff on the data partition of the desktop when I needed it.

I've tried Samba and stuff in the past, but it's always been confusing, so I thought to try ssh for the first time ever. Now, I'm sure all you guys already knew about this stuff, but I didn't and wasn't sure I could figure it out. And I'm also sure that I could have done this on other distros, but this rocks cuz Slackware.

All I had to do was start the sshd demons on both machines, make the keys, copy the key from the laptop to the "server" and Bob was my uncle. I built sshfs-fuse from SBo, created a mountpoint on the laptop, and blammo! my job was done. A couple of bash aliases, and I'm skiing downhill.

I did have to find the fusermount -u command to unmount the share since umount doesn't work with sshfs, but that was only a minor niggle.

I'm not sure why I didn't think of/try this sooner, but that was as easy as it gets. I don't need to go in the other direction, so it's just a beginner network, but it works for what I need.

In other news, PaleMoon is up to 27.4.0. If you've been having troubles with it, make sure you upgrade it, and most of them should disappear. The repackage SlackBuild is up to date, but the build from source one isn't. Just change the version number and it builds/runs fine.

Oh, and if your laptop has a trackpad and you hate it as much as I do, just throw an xinput --disable 12 in your .xinitrc and it's off and not a problem anymore. I don't use a mouse at all on the workstation since I'm ratpoison and all TUI apps over there, but on the lappy it's sorta convenient, since that's where I installed PaleMoon.

If the Pentadactyl plugin worked right, I wouldn't need it here, either, but there you have it.

OK, that's enough jabber for now. The lesson here is that you never know what your distro will really do until you try to do stuff with it, and when you can, then you have another reason to not use another distro.

Stay cool and keep slacking,
Old 07-20-2017, 07:08 AM   #2
Registered: Dec 2009
Location: Veneto
Distribution: SLACKWARE 14.2 64bit and 64-current
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Congratulations! That's the spirit of a real slacker. Get your hands dirty, do what you wanna do, keep on trying, you will succeed. Slackware is complete, solid, stable and this community is great. Read, study and ask! Cheers!
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