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What is needed for a networked home printer?

I've seen this question: Home network printer recommendations but I think I'm asking something more basic. I'm not really familiar with networked printers or how they work or what they do really. What ...
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LAN visibility and network sharing

I have two Ubuntu machines with wifi network cards configured as DHCP interfaces. machine1: inet addr:192.168.168.105 Bcast:192.168.168.255 Mask:255.255.255.0 Gateway: 192.168.168.252 machine2: ...
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remote desktop through xtightvncviewer share clipboard

I am using xtightvncviewer on a ubuntu machine to connect to the remote desktop of another Ubuntu machine. How can I configure this to share the clipboard, so that I can copy and paste from one ...
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Setting up DAAP in Banshee

Ok, so I can see and listen to music libraries from other computers on my network via Banshee (They are running Rhythmbox with DAAP enabled) but I cannot see my Banshee library from them. I have ...
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What protocols support screen sharing on Empathy?

I am trying to follow the directions here but so far have not found a working protocol so I was wondering if anyone knew of a working protocol that works?
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Allowing guest session to access certain user directories

I want my guest accounts to be able to access ~/Music. I've changed the settings in my main account but can't find the share when I start a guest session. Where should I look, or what am I doing ...
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How to browse windows shares from Unity

How can I browse windows shares from unity?
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Firewall Settings for Personal File Sharing

I have ufw set up to allow samba connections, but this does not seem to allow files to be transferred through Ubuntu's "Personal File Sharing" using the Public folder. The share can be seen, but not ...
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How to mount FreeNAS network share persistently

I have a FreeNAS server in the house on which we keep our media. I would like to be able to automount this share in a persistent location when the machine is turned on so that the music players can ...
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How can I setup an NFS share using a GUI?

Is there a GUI for selecting which folders are shared via NFS?
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How do I create a shared folder/remotely control a printer between two Ubuntu machines?

I have an upstairs and downstairs computer; I'd love to know how to create a shared folder between the two (through a wireless network) I'd also love to know if there is any way to get my upstairs ...
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How do I share a folder with a friend with Ubuntu One?

How do I share a folder with a friend with Ubuntu One?
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Is there any way to turn my laptop into a wireless access point for other devices? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to set up ubuntu as wireless accesspoint? Is there an easy, simple way to setup a wireless network so my laptop (which is connected by a wired connection) can share ...
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connecting and copying files with scp — ubuntu 10.04

I have a work computer. I have a home computer. I want to be able to share files between with scp, both our computers are behind routers, which assign a local ip. 198.168.0.* As well as knowing their ...
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Where's the best place to share files from?

I've got Samba installed on Ubuntu 10.04 and am about to configure it using webmin, but I just realized I don't know the best place to create a file share on a Linux system. I want to use best ...
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Printer sharing and Ubuntu

I have a printer plugged it into my Ubuntu desktop machine. I want to access it from Windows 7 on my laptop. Is this possible? If yes, how can I do this?
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How can Huawei EC-1260 (Tata Photon) USB Internet Device be used to share Internet over a home wireless network?

At home I have a Windows desktop - and one of the primary reasons I boot into it is to share my internet connection over the home wireless network. I have a setup of this kind: Windows Desktop ...
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What is the right way to connect to Reliance Netconnect+ and share the connection via Wireless? [closed]

Thanks for this great initiative. I have a reliance netconnect datacard (in India) which I am trying to setup in Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid). I have tried it with the Network manager to create a new ...
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How can I share files over a Windows network?

I have a media computer which I recently reformatted to Ubuntu 10.04. I am probably just missing something obvious but I can't figure out how to share folders and files, so that I can browse to them ...
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How do I set up printer sharing with a Windows 7 machine in Ubuntu?

I have a Brother HL-2040 plugged into my Ubuntu 10.04 machine and an HP DeskJet 6540 plugged into a Windows 7 machine on the same network. Out of the box the Windows machine does not see the ...