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    marfape NNTP User

    Default Windows home network

    Hi everyone,

    First of all, I want to thanks to read my problem and congratulate for this amazing distro. Clarify, also, that I am a complete newbie in linux, so, I would need clear instructions to get to solve my problem.
    Now, this is the scenario:
    I have a home windows network: 2 PC connected to the router by ethernet cable and 1 notebook connected to the router by wireless, both with Windows Vista. Now, I have installed Suse Linux 11 in one of the PCs and I would like to connect to the home network. How do I have to proceed? I have read a lot of posts and installed Samba to get it but nothing happens.
    Thanks in advance for your help,

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    Default Re: Windows home network

    Hello there -- you're very welcome here
    Try this LAN primer for Samba.
    But first, if you've got KDE4 as your desktop, Samba might not work. So what's your desktop environmebnt KDE4, KDE3.5 or Gnome?

    Tutorial: Samba and Suse: HowTo Set up an openSUSE-Windows Home Office LAN/Network
    Ask questions if you get confused.
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    marfape NNTP User

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    Thanks for your quick respond.

    I have KDE4.

    Cheers,

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    Well that's bad luck -- turns out it's a beta version and not at all cooperative -- IMHO I estimate it would be useful for serious workstation use in about a year. It's a pity there isn't a warning about it on the installscreen where the choice of desktop environments is made. Both the other desktops are very stable and very good -- but KDE4 isn't stable or good. I recommend that you install one of the other desktops alongside the KDE4 -- I understand that you canhave the coexist (simultaneously) and log onto whichever you prefer. I don't know if KDE4 can cross-contaminate the other desktop. I myself won't have KDE4 coexisting with anything because I just don't trust it.
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    marfape NNTP User

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    You are really speedy!!

    Ok, I will follow your suggestion and install the gnome desktop. I will do it together the KDE because if not I would have to format and install everything again.I will let you know if the windows net works with gnome. Of course, I suppose that I will have to follow the tutorial you mentioned...??

    Thanks again,

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