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network question

Postby scriby on Sun Feb 10, 2008 2:26 am

I installed mint, but uninstalled because the network didn't work correctly. connecting to another PC running windows would work sometimes, and sometimes not. Sometimes it would ask for a password before connecting.

Another small problem was that we have a minolta di1600 printer, for which we can not find a linux driver... the server for the printer is windows.

Any suggestions?

Thanks
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Re: network question

Postby Fornhamfred on Sun Feb 10, 2008 4:38 am

With regard to the networking, if you change the line security=user to security = share in smbconf this will get past the password issue. The problem of intermittent connection is a samba problem. I got over this by installing smb4k from the repositories and using this to access my XP box. From XP to Mint has not been a problem.

Ref the printer how have you tried to install this in Mint?
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Re: network question

Postby MagnusB on Sun Feb 10, 2008 9:38 am

Dell printers are usually just rebranded lexmark printers, which have notoriously poor linux support! (Or some else brand, not sure, the last part is correct though).
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