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Saturday, July 25, 2009

Kubuntu 8.10 and Samba Part 2

First you should check part 1 here: Kubuntu 8.10 and Samba Part 1

There is not really that much left to talk about.

If you setup your samba and choose a folder to share, you just login to your Windows pc and then look at the network neighborhood, you will find your shared Kubuntu folder there.

In your Kubuntu machine though, be sure to check the "Visible check box" in your Samba GUI though or else you won't be able to see your shared folder.

In the Samba GUI, there is also an option to make your shared folders writable or read only.

Check it out. It is easy. You can do it with your eyes closed. :p

Friday, July 24, 2009

Kubuntu 8.10 and Samba Part 1

Samba in Kubuntu 8.10 actually got very much easier to setup compared to the previous version.

1. Click the K button, then Choose Applications tab, then System

2, Click on Adept Package Manager

3. You will need to type your admin password

4. In Adept, click on the Search Icon

5. Type Samba in the text box.

Installing Samba Server

6. Look for the entry for Samba in the list. Then click the check box labeled "Install this Package"

Installing the Samba GUI Interface

7. Look for the entry smbclient. Click the checkbox labeled "Install this Package"

8. Then finally in Adept Manager, Click Adept > Apply Changes

Sharing Folders to Windows

1. Click K button > Applications Tab > Settings > Samba

2. This is your Samba GUI

If you notice there are three buttons. Add Share - which let you add folders that you want to share, Properties - which let you change the settings of your shared folders, and Delete - which lets you unshare your folders.

Some of you may be able to continue from here.

For the others, I will continue this article tomorrow.

Related Link:

Kubuntu 8.10 and Samba Part 2

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Installing Mozilla Firefox 3 in Kubuntu

First thing you need to do is check that you are able to download from Third Party Repositories.

(Take note that I am using Kubuntu 8.10 for reasons I stated in Me and the Computer)

1. Click the K button

2. Choose the Applications tab

3. Click System

4. You will find three Package Manager choices here. You will see an Add/Remove Programs, Adept, and Synaptic package managers.

For this lesson we will choose Adept.

5. In Adept click on the Sources button. It is the one with the picture of Earth.

6. Then click on Edit Sources

7. You will be presented with the Software Sources window.

8. Click on Third-Party Software tab.

9. Check all the sources listed then click the Close button.

Installing Mozilla Firefox 3

1. Back in Adept main window, click on Search.

2. Type Mozilla Firefox in the text box.

3. You will see an entry for Firefox 3.0

4. Click this then click the check box that say install this software

5. Then click Adept in the menu.

6. Choose Apply Changes

After the program finishes installing, you should now find it at:

K button > Applications tab > Internet

Hover your mouse over the Mozilla Firefox Icon then right click.

Choose Add to Favorites, so that you could easily find it next time.

(The installer for Firefox 3.5.1 is also available for Linux. But we will have to do it manually. Unfortunately, I'm too lazy to do that at the moment. Hehe.
Maybe in a future lesson.)