Feature Suggestion Networking

Asked by Arthur on 2009-02-27

New to Linux/Ubuntu old to Windows.
Suggestion: After a lot of searching and reading (which is very extensive and confusing) I could not find the answer to my problem of Connecting to my Home network.
By accident, I found I needed Samba, a window said I needed samba permissions, searching I found
Samba, installed it and I was on the network..

Would it be possible to have a 'Network Manager' with, Samba, Group naming Script, and all the IP setup in the same package?
Using the eth1 connection the IP would not stay with a computer restart, I had to change it to wired connection and delete the eth1 connection, it then worked fine.

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Arthur (adolphsn) said :

Just a suggestion, and comment Solved

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Tom (tom6) said :

Samba is pretty crucial to reading Windows file-systems and so i'm sorry you weren't able to stumble on this answer sooner. it should be more clearly documented but i thought it was. If you want to get involved in improving documentation then this wiki project is good to help with


Thanks, good luck and regards from
Tom :)

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Arthur (adolphsn) said :

Thank you Tom,
I'm sure I need more experience in Linux/Ubuntu, before I would be of any help, there is so much to read, and the place to start eludes me,
I have figured out most everything I've been attempting to do, there are some hang ups, but in time I 'may' figure them out.
My experience is in Windows, and IT at a local Internet Provider, where I did not use Linux very much, maybe 10 or 12 syntax.
Being new to Ubuntu may show those developing the OS, and extra software, where the week points are in finding and learning Ubuntu,
I Found sometimes when I get too deep in to a subject, I get lost, after a while you need a place to return to for directions.
Maybe setting up a new Index (contents) and update from time to time would clear up the additional mass of information, and give directions to finding what is needed. Would this process gain more new users?..

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Tom (tom6) said :

Maybe. I haven't explored documentation much but gather the wiki pages are easy to add to or write new pages - even for a beginner. It's good to see you're keen and many of us in here are new too although there are a few people with specialities and some who have been here a long while. Always is good to see a new face - so welcome in :)
Regards from
Tom :)

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Arthur (adolphsn) said :

After all my ranting I found the routes to take, in the all ready, very good, provided Documentation, thats what comes from being Old.

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Tom (tom6) said :

Ahhh, that's good to know :) I didn't feel that you were ranting, i just thought you were pointing out an area for improvement which is welcome and vital. I just have a rubbish connection at the moment so i couldn't even begin to deal with it myself. I'm glad you found stuff was there already but perhaps it is slightly too inaccessible? Anyway, it's good to see that you have found your way in to documentation that might help with other issues too. Welcome to linux-land and especially the Ubuntu corner :)

Good luck and regards from
Tom :)