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by zman58
Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How do I make another drive for data?
Replies: 10
Views: 620

Re: How do I make another drive for data?

You have both LM and Windows installed on your system? You mentioned that Windows is using 80GB drive partition. Assuming LM is using other remaining space. How much freespace do you have below your home folder on Linux Mint? Can you still boot the Windows system? Do you have a dual boot setup? I wo...
by zman58
Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Communicate with Windows 7 Network Machines ??? [SOLVED]
Replies: 20
Views: 2183

Re: Communicate with Windows 7 Network Machines ???

..oh and I almost forgot. You can easily setup a permanent Windows style file share on your Linux Mint desktop using Nemo. Then you can easily attach to that share from the Windows system using Windows networking with a permanent or temporary drive mount. This works very reliably as well, I have don...
by zman58
Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Communicate with Windows 7 Network Machines ??? [SOLVED]
Replies: 20
Views: 2183

Re: Communicate with Windows 7 Network Machines ???

Is it possible for Linux Mint to communicate with my Windows 7 LAN machines, read/write/alter files and folders, and use their printers ? If possible, will such a network connection be rock solid, or will I have to constantly be spurring it into action ? My experience indicates yes for both question...
by zman58
Wed Jan 20, 2016 2:06 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How do I install Itunes?
Replies: 24
Views: 43800

Re: How do I install Itunes?

You don't install iTunes into Linux--bad idea. Best bet for itunes is to install into a system it was designed for--such as Windows. So if you want to use continue using Linux Mint then you might want to add KVM Qemu virtualization to it. Another option is to install virtualbox. KVM Qemu or Virtualb...
by zman58
Sun Jan 10, 2016 1:37 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Web-Site/Page maker
Replies: 5
Views: 492

Re: Web-Site/Page maker

What is the best and easiest Web-Site/Page maker for Linux? This is a very general question. Do you want to make a simple HTML page? Or do you want to create a fully operational website? Do you need flexible layout for mobile use? Do you need centralized formatting control? Do you need others to be...
by zman58
Sun Jan 10, 2016 1:19 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Are there any File Managers with good search options?
Replies: 4
Views: 421

Re: Are there any File Managers with good search options?

Cosmo. thanks for your gnome-search-tool suggestion. But, it only appears to search local drives/files, not my file server on my network. If it could search files on my server it would be fine, as the detailed search options seem to cover most things I want. What if you were to first use Nemo to co...
by zman58
Sun Jan 10, 2016 1:11 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: help needed with 2 computer and printer network
Replies: 14
Views: 872

Re: help needed with 2 computer and printer network

never mind, thanks anyway. Based on what I have read in this thread, I seems that you are expecting one system to know the other by name. This is not the case by default. You would need to have another service running on your network to be able to reference another system by name--another topic for...
by zman58
Tue Dec 08, 2015 1:48 am
Forum: Ethernet
Topic: How to share files between Mint 17.2 and Win-7 machine?
Replies: 16
Views: 4854

Re: How to share files between Mint 17.2 and Win-7 machine?

All of the answers so far on this thread are horrible. Dont follow any of them. Care to explain what's so "horrible" about Gigolo? Perhaps I was a bit overstated. I don't have any experience with Gigolo. Gigolo could probably be used, but it needs to first be installed. No harm intended. ...
by zman58
Tue Dec 08, 2015 1:21 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Network two 17.2 machines wired to a common router. [SOLVED]
Replies: 18
Views: 1109

Re: Network two 17.2 machines wired to a common router.

You can easily setup a smb filesystem share on one system and attach to it on another using Nemo, the default file browser. Just about any system, including OS X and Windows will be able to access the share you set up. Mostly point and click, but does require one command from the terminal. You shoul...
by zman58
Sun Dec 06, 2015 1:27 am
Forum: Ethernet
Topic: How to share files between Mint 17.2 and Win-7 machine?
Replies: 16
Views: 4854

Re: How to share files between Mint 17.2 and Win-7 machine?

All of the answers so far on this thread are horrible. Dont follow any of them. Nemo, the default file browser already has a smb connector and file share facility built into it. You use nemo for desktop sharing of folders and connecting to Windows shares on the network. Below is a link to this subje...
by zman58
Sun Dec 06, 2015 1:19 am
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Unable to connect to my university network
Replies: 2
Views: 447

Re: Unable to connect to my university network

Does your university have a Linux Users Group? I would check to find out, they would know details on getting connected. Does your university have a help desk for IT. Call them and ask specifically what to do to get connected. If they are any kind of serious leaning and teaching institution they will...
by zman58
Sun Dec 06, 2015 1:06 am
Forum: Wireless
Topic: My SSID is broadcast twice (as secured and unscecured)
Replies: 7
Views: 888

Re: My SSID is broadcast twice (as secured and unscecured)

In light of what you seem to be experiencing, I would investigate disabling the SSID broadcast from your router. You should be able to do this in the router configuration. Then also you should be able to manually insert the SSID when setting up clients. It will work on the clients just as well, but ...
by zman58
Sun Dec 06, 2015 12:56 am
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: SOLVED : Gone are the days of Right click, share?
Replies: 14
Views: 1644

simple setup of fileshares in Nemo

You don't need to use samba to do this. Samba is powerful and I use it on servers, but for desktop sharing it is overkill. Nemo has a simple smb server built into it. It supports right-click sharing of folders and I have done it numerous times. I takes literally seconds to set up and I have used it ...
by zman58
Sat Dec 05, 2015 8:08 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to network 2 Linux Mint computers using 1 router?
Replies: 8
Views: 1633

Re: How to network 2 Linux Mint computers using 1 router?

zman58 thanks for your reply but it isn't working. I get the error message in the window "Connect to Server", "Failed to mount Windows share. Connection refused". ... 1. I added my desktop username name to my notebook "Users". 2. I added the group "sambashare"...
by zman58
Sat Dec 05, 2015 5:40 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: What are your top tips for a Newbie?
Replies: 646
Views: 326948

Multiple distributions are a huge benefit

Considering there are tens and tens of Linux distros with all kinds of flavors, there's no need to discard your Windows partition and stick with one, two or three distros permanently. We all wish Linux developers would just join forces and develop the ultimate, mother of all OSes. But we know they ...
by zman58
Sat Dec 05, 2015 5:26 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: What are your top tips for a Newbie?
Replies: 646
Views: 326948

Freedom, power, and ease of use

Realize that with Linux and Mint, you have a system that is capable of many things the competition is unable to offer--this is provided in an easy to use package. On the surface, it is easy to use for sure this ease of use is what will attract you at first. But don't stop there because that is only ...
by zman58
Fri Dec 04, 2015 7:04 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to network 2 Linux Mint computers using 1 router?
Replies: 8
Views: 1633

Re: How to network 2 Linux Mint computers using 1 router?

On my Linux Mint 17.1 system I had to add the user to the sambashare group before it would let me set up a share as that user. I did this through the Menu - Administration - Users and Groups. I added "sambashare" to the groups for the specific user. That user must log in after the group ha...
by zman58
Fri Dec 04, 2015 6:19 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Issues with Nemo
Replies: 9
Views: 949

Re: Enrolling Linux Mint on work domain.

Assuming you are using Nemo here "Connect to Server" and you get the error mentioned. 1. Make sure you are launching nemo not as root. Just launch it from the menu on your Mint user desktop. 2. After doing a bit of looking around I found that it may be possible that you need to re-install ...
by zman58
Thu Dec 03, 2015 3:55 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Issues with Nemo
Replies: 9
Views: 949

Re: Enrolling Linux Mint on work domain.

Remoting into Windows server is easy. You need to use an RDP client, such as gnome-rdp which you will likely have to install first. Again, you do not need to have the Linux system connected or associated with a Windows DOMAIN. sudo apt get install gnome-rdp Once you start gnome-rdp you will need to ...
by zman58
Thu Dec 03, 2015 3:49 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Issues with Nemo
Replies: 9
Views: 949

Re: Enrolling Linux Mint on work domain.

You can use nemo to connect to existing network shares without joining a windows domain. Start nemo Select from the nemo menu: File - Connect to server ..up will pop a connection control which you can use to connect to various types of servers, including smb windows style shares. Select Type: Window...

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