how do I network ubuntu desktop with imac?

Asked by Michael on 2007-05-10

I have just loaded Ubuntu 6.10, this is the first machine with Ubuntu on an all Windows Peer to Peer network, and it has assigned my machine to the MSHOME workgroup. I do not use that workgroup and would like to change it.... where do I do it..... I placed the name of my workgroup where it asked for a Domain Name, but that didn't solve the problem... don't know where to go.

The network recognizes my correct workgroup, but does not display any items when I click on the icon. I assume that is because this machine is not on the proper workgroup.

Thank You

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Ralph Janke (txwikinger) said : #1

Thanks for your question.

The workgroup is just set as standard. You can change it in the file /etc/samba/smb.conf There is a line

workgroup = MSHOME

change MSHOME to what you want. You have to be super user to change the file, So the best thing is to use ALT+F2 and then enter "sudo gedit /etc/samba/smb.conf"

The issue that you can not see anything when you click the icon is a authentication problem. You have to create either users to authenticate on you ubuntu machine for the samba authentication, or you have to setup a security model that either joins the existing windows domain, or allows just sharing without authentication as it was used in windows 98.

Here a re some links about how to setup samba.

I hope this helps.

Michael (sansha-comcast) said : #2

Thank you so much. It looks like I have a lot to learn. I have changed my workgroup without problem and am now studing the Samba_Server. I am new to Ubuntu, but think I am going to enjoy it very much.

Best Michael (sansha-comcast) said : #3

I'll check back in if I need more help. Thanks Again.

Vikram Dhillon (dhillon-v10) said : #4

How about this:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt-get -f install

Then go and check in System -> Administration -> Hardware Drivers if you
have any restricted drivers present there. If so click on the driver and
then activate to install it :)

Vikram Dhillon

On Sat, 2009-12-05 at 19:32 +0000, Ross Anderson wrote:
> Question #6382 on gnome-nettool in ubuntu changed:
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> how do I network ubuntu desktop with imac?