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Old 10-20-2005, 08:51 AM   #1
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LiSA Daemon


I posted this to the networking forum, but I though somebody here might also be able to help me.

I have two Slackware workstations, each running 10.2 with the 2.6.10 kernel provided in testing. The systems share a local area network. They are on the 192.168.0.n subnet.

One of the workstations has my music and I want to mount the volume from the other workstation.

I can use SSH to connect to the other workstation. It is also configured as a samba server. I can connect in this fashion, but I cannot seem to connect using Juk or Amarok without crashing the apps.

I thought that perhaps I should mount the other volume using LiSA. I've configured it using the KDE control center. It asks me to start the daemon, which is where I get lost.

I cannot find the daemon on my computer in the normal places. The documentation I've found shows it in a couple of different places, but on mine the only one I can discover is under KDE which turns out to be a little graphics demo.

Can someone maybe give me an idea of a couple things to try? Even just a pointer to the right documentation would be most welcome.

Thx in advance,

Old 10-20-2005, 10:27 AM   #2
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You need to enter the following in /etc/rc.d/rc.local

if [ -x /opt/kde/bin/lisa ]; then
echo "Starting LISa"

After entering that and then start Control Center
select Internet & Network
select Local Network Browsing
enter your stuff under Windows shares if you do that
under LISa Daemon go with the defaults in the guided setup.

Good Luck
Old 10-20-2005, 11:50 AM   #3
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Thx guzzi,

I will try that when I get home. I found that binary and thought it was something else. Thx for pointing me in the right direction!

Will post my results here tonight.

Kind regards,

Old 10-20-2005, 11:09 PM   #4
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Lisa is ok but found it's performance lacking too much. Sometimes it will find shares, sometimes it won't find jack.

I use smb4k now and it rocks. It's fast and finds everything plus you can mount and unmount shares right from in it(it just creates a smb4k directory in your home dir and mounts shares there).
Old 10-21-2005, 01:23 PM   #5
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Thank-you to both who took the time to respond to my question.

I was able to enable the LiSA daemon as noted here. Browsing network shares now.

Having used the SMB4K tool before, I downloaded that source and built it, and it too has helped me out.

Thx for the kind advice.




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