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I have a laptop and desktop running Ubuntu and Xubuntu respectively both are 64 bit 11.10 version

I use XBMC on both machines to play media.

I want to access my media on dekstop and play on my laptop....

I need somthing that can enable Library Update [tried UPnP and i have to vereytime find the directorry]

i tried many things but on either machines the other machine wont show up on the windows network or auto detect...

manually adding the IP address opens a password dialog and i cant even access with the id and pass of that machine.

Please help me!

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You could use SSH for file sharing like described here: http://askubuntu.com/a/34771/37157 It's a lot easier than Samba.

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the files i'm accessing are stored in a NTFS partition –  sarveshlad Jan 9 '12 at 14:24
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Samba protocol is used for sharing between windows and Linux. For Linux to Linux folder sharing you can SSH protocol

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how do i accesss using ssh in XBMC media sharing –  sarveshlad Jan 9 '12 at 13:49
    
the files i'm accessing are stored in a NTFS partition –  sarveshlad Jan 9 '12 at 14:24
    
i dont know much xmbc.if u want ntfs then u try this –  Deepak Rajput Jan 10 '12 at 4:03
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Steps need to do 1. check both computer can ping each other. ping from A computer with B computer's ip

ping BcomputerIP  [from A machine and vice versa]
  1. Try to share your file using samba in right way. See here http://shantanucse.blogspot.com/2012/01/share-your-file-with-windows-using.html
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works pings the files i'm accessing are stored in a NTFS partition –  sarveshlad Jan 9 '12 at 14:24
    
1. Did you share any folder in home directory? if yes, then maybe you did not set write permission on NTFS partition(not samba problem). Set your NTFS partition write permission askubuntu.com/questions/77655/… [follow the last answer]. –  shantanu Jan 10 '12 at 16:34
    
check guest account (no need password) in samba share option. –  shantanu Jan 10 '12 at 16:35
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