Can't see anything in Network.

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Re: Can't see anything in Network.

Postby nuovo on Sun Jan 13, 2013 11:45 am

\\lintje\openbaar

You say then map it directly. How do i do that?? I can see the map \\lintje\openbaar on my winlaptop, but this map is empty.
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Re: Can't see anything in Network.

Postby altair4 on Sun Jan 13, 2013 12:03 pm

You posted this after my post so you don't have to map it directly:
I now have been able to see my Lin-comp. on my Win labtop. Had to switch off the linuxfirewall.
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Re: Can't see anything in Network.

Postby igor83 on Sun Jan 13, 2013 1:28 pm

altair4 wrote:Then map it directly:
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\\lintje\openbaar

If it still can't find it then go through the checklist: viewtopic.php?f=42&t=88146&start=0

Especially the "name resolve order".


I examined the checklist provided above. Thanks for that. I changed the order of services and also ufw's config file, which wasn't patched in LM 14 KDE downloaded two weeks ago. I would like to network a Windows 7 computer, but I don't wish to be without a firewall on my Linux desktop either. My firewall has all the exceptions noted in your tutorial. Earlier I had assumed Windows 7 was the roadblock, but this tutorial leads me to think it might be the other way around, or maybe Windows 7 has simply made things difficult for Linux?

I notice the previous poster said he could see the shares now, but he didn't actually try to copy files between the shares. I could see my shares too, in some situations, but being able to access them is not necessarily a given.

I've yet to see any tutorial online for connecting Windows 7 Home edition to Linux. I spent 4+ hours one day trying to get things working, disabling firewalls and antiviruses, and nada. In my opinion, a home network will be either all Windows 7 computers, or else all Linux and versions of Windows prior to 7. I chose the latter. But I can see how a lot of people will choose the former.
My desktop runs 64-bit Kubuntu 13.04, my htpc runs 64-bit Linux Mint Nadia Xfce, my answering machine runs 64-bit windows 7, and my laptop runs 64-bit Linux Mint Nadia KDE. Each seems suited to its purpose.
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