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Old 02-14-2007, 11:14 AM   #1
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Thumbs down 6.06 Dapper: Need NFS client but cannot read the KDE "File Sharing" screen


Running Dapper 6.06 LTS here and I want to mount a network file share via NFS. I think the problem is on my Kubuntu install missing packages, but I cannot read what the screen says! The words are cut off and its not my resolution (1280x1024) because I had the same issue with a lower-res screen.

Can anyone go into their KDE System Settings -> Sharing -> File Sharing and read what it says just below "Click the 'Administrator Mode' button to allow modifications." ?? Even as Administrator I cannot read it, and I don't know if I am missing packages or something else. The whole screen is greyed out.

When I try to do a mount on the command line:
lefty@work:~$ sudo mount server.name:/space/public/office/FreeBusy /home/lefty/Desktop/test

I get this error:
mount to NFS server 'server.name' failed.

I am not sure if its on the server side or my side, but if the NFS options are greyed out I am guessing so far that its on my side.

Last edited by lefty.crupps; 02-15-2007 at 01:36 PM.
 
Old 02-15-2007, 06:39 AM   #2
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Even as Administrator I cannot read it, and I don't know if I am missing packages or something else. The whole screen is greyed out.
I see the same problem (Kubuntu 6.06.1) - It's all greyed out, which would generally indicate "These options are not available".

Perhaps you should check that the nfs daemon is installed (use your package manager) and running (KDE System Settings -> System Services) before you try to set it all up through System Settings -> Sharing -> File Sharing. I'd try this myself, but I'm at work, and my linux laptop is not allowed on my employer's network, and I'd need that to install nfs.

If the above fails, it may be easier for you to set up NFS from the good old command line. Here's a link for you:

Setting Up an NFS Server
 
Old 02-15-2007, 01:36 PM   #3
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NFS daemon is installed and I got the drive set up and mounted (NFS wasn't running on the server, duh!!) but my question is really:

what are those words that I cannot read?

Once I can read them I assume it'll tell me what I need to do to activate that control panel. Thanks for the link.

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