[Klug-general] Baffled by Kubuntu networking
Michael E. Rentell
michael.rentell at ntlworld.com
Wed Feb 3 12:20:22 UTC 2010
Dan Attwood wrote:
> The problem with both Ubuntu and Kubuntu is that I can see no
> simple gui
> way of setting up NFS. There doesn't seem to be a tool to identify the
> nfs servers on the network and to mount them to files on the main PC.
> That and no way of using my scanner.
> Until these things are solved simply I think I will be giving
> ubuntu and
> kubuntu a miss.
> hey whatever works for you! those wizards in mandriva
> are certainly good and i'm surprised it's something that ubuntu hasn't
> tried to implement a version of.
> As for NFS and ubuntu you probably need to bear in mind that most
> ubuntu users will probably be using samba for their network shares -
> this is very much built into ubuntu. You just right click a folder
> select share folder and set permissions. If you haven't already got
> samba installed then ubuntu will prompt you to install it. You can
> then browse network shares via the places menu. This is a process very
> similar to another popular operating system.
Wise words. But I didn't know that - hence the misery. But I had always
steered clear of samba. It struck me as a linux fudge (a good one I'm
told) of a rotten Redmond network filing system. nfs works for me. I
taught myself from Mandrake/driva.
I've been tied up for so long (well several days) trying to put this all
back to rights that I now have a list of unanswered emails a yardanarf
long (1.3716m for those of lesser years).
So I'll give it all a miss and carry on with my recovered system until
the upgrade bug bites again.
Many thanks to all for excellent advice.
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