[Klug-general] Baffled by Kubuntu networking

Mike Rentell michael.rentell at ntlworld.com
Mon Feb 1 11:49:17 UTC 2010

Oh dear that is not encouraging. I'll keep trying and see if there are 
any more responses.


Peter Apps wrote:
> Static networking on Kubuntu is a pig. It'll keep changing you back to
> the settings it wants.
> I removed network manager and after trying another manager which
> couldn't handle hidden SSIDs wrote my own script based on ifconfig.
> iwconfig and route. I installed knemo to monitor my network connection.
> Peter
> On Sun, 2010-01-31 at 17:02 +0000, Mike Rentell wrote:
>> Most of the Linux world, certainly the magazine I read, seems besotted 
>> with Ubuntu - presumably for good reasons. So I am trying it out with 
>> varying degrees of success. Being hooked on KDE (I really don't get on 
>> with Gnome) I have duly loaded up Kubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala. Printers 
>> were found OK as was my cable (Virgin) modem via my wired router and so 
>> Thunderbird and Firefox function exactly as required.
>> Everything that I want is now available and works fine, except 
>> networking which leaves me baffled.
>> My very small network is:
>> - router plugged into cable modem
>> - kubuntu pc
>> - old pc for backup (happily running PCLinuxOS)
>> The old PC (3) is configured with NFS which my previous setup (Mandriva 
>> or PCinuxOS) simply found with the graphical 'find NFS shares' tool 
>> which then mounted the shared drive and file to the 'backups' file on 
>> the main machine (2).
>> I cannot for the life of me figure out how to do this in Kubuntu.
>> Also, I have got VirtualBox running again because I have to use Windows 
>> for an accounting program. That happily sees the Shared Folder under 
>> Kubuntu. But it won't see the printers. Previously I've set up the 
>> Windows printers as and for 
>> both printers that worked once I had enabled SMB Shares on the Linux pc.
>> I cannot for the life of me figure how to do this in Kubuntu either.
>> It must be available but not for bears of little brain. I would 
>> appreciate it very much if someone with a clear understanding of what 
>> needs to be done on these two networking problems would advise me.
>> Please understand that I need to be led by the hand through Kubuntu. 
>> Short sharp words like 'Just grummit oogle.conf' ain't gonna work -sorry.
>> Anyone wanna volunteer?  I will try. There must be a reason for this 
>> Ubuntu mania.
>> MikeR
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