Back in the old days of windows98 one could use an ehternet crossover cable to connect two computers . Can I do the same between Suse and XP Home edition. Anyone know how? I have the two computers, the cable, and the desire. Don’t know how to get it done from the Suse side. any suggestions?
> Back in the old days of windows98 one could use an ehternet crossover
> cable to connect two computers . Can I do the same between Suse and XP
> Home edition. Anyone know how? I have the two computers, the cable,
> and the desire. Don’t know how to get it done from the Suse side. any
I guess the first thing to check is that the 2 machines can see each other. Try pinging the windows box from the linux box and vice versa. If thats all good then the next step (depending on your exact requirements) is setting up samba for file sharing. I recommend you have a read of this tutorial:
Sure, so will SUSE too actually. But you’d have to find out what the addresses are if you are going to do anything needing them. Perhaps not netbios activity, but any IP based work. So why not avoid the timeout and assign addresses yourself anyway.
Install samba only if you really need it - Like, if you want to run an application on the XP that writes to the disk on the openSUSE machine etc.
If you simply want to copy files across those machines, just make the XP directories sharable (easy to do) and do a network browsing from openSUSE with Dolphin/Konqueror. You can just drag and drop across different folders.