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Re: [vox-tech] baby steps
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Re: [vox-tech] baby steps

I, too, had a tough time switching from Windows to Linux. Even now I am very much GUI dependent. Did you try working with Konqueror (the KDE filemanager) in superuser mode?

Not sure what you need to do with Samba, but I found this article very helpful:


In particular, it mentions the GUI programs GnoSamba (mildy useful) and LinNeighborhood (extremely useful). The LinNeighborhood link is here:


I think that the only think I needed to change in the default smb.conf was my WorkGroup. Then I fired up LinNeighborhood and could see my entire department's network just fine. Printing to network printers is another story...


Jim wrote:
On Wednesday 12 February 2003 12:28, Henry House wrote:

A good way to run graphical programs as root (editor, cofiguration tool,
etc) is to use 'ssh -X root@localhost' instead of 'su'. You might try
creating a bash alias to make a shorthand for the preceding command.

What? I am but a mere infant to Linux. I really don't understand what you just said.

I typed in ssh-X root@localhost in the shell konsole and get an error message "ssh-X command not found". I typed in root@localhost---same results. Why does this stuff have to be so hard? I can't even copy the results by hightlighting. Isin't there some graphical user interface that will give me the same results?

It's as if I am taking one step foward then two steps back. This is driving me crazy. And to beat all, I haven't even begun to set up samba.

I guess that I am so used to window$ and the way it works. I feel like I'm learning to use computers all over again.

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