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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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How to share my WiFi Internet via WiFi? [duplicate]

I am connecting to a WiFi network through my laptop in Ubuntu. Now I need to share my Internet connection with my wife's netbook because her netbook is not able to connect to that WiFi network ...
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How to share internet access between Ubuntu and Windows guests OS in VirtualBox?

Using VirtualBox. There's two Virtual Machines, Ubuntu 10.04 and Windows 7. On Ubuntu: There's two ethernet interfaces. Bridge interface (eth0) who can access the internet. ping www.google.com ...
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How to mount a samba share permanently?

How to mount a samba share permanently in ubuntu 10.10? Also i dont want to display the share icon in my desktop. How to acheive this task?
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How do i share my files from windows 7 to Ubuntu?

I just Downloaded Ubuntu to my laptop and I noticed that my files like music and pictures aren't here. How can I get them from my Windows 7 part of my computer to the Ubuntu part? Please make it ...
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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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What are my options for sharing music between Windows & Ubuntu on the same network?

We have a few Windows(XP & 7) and Ubuntu machines in the house sharing a wireless connection, and want to share music between them. If possible, I would like to be able to serve music from both ...
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Windows computers can only print test pages to shared Ubuntu printer

I have an HP printer connected to my Ubuntu 11.10 machine. I have 2 other Windows computers (Win7/Vista). Both of these Windows computers can view, install, and print a test page to the shared Ubuntu ...
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How to open files from other machine running ubuntu

I tried to take data from my pc to laptop. Both are using ubuntu 11.10 os. I googled and tried to connect both the systems. Now it is showing connected symbol. Dont know how to proceed further. I need ...
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How do I share a folder on a NTFS partition over the network?

I'm on Ubuntu 11.10, and I want to share a folder on an automounted NTFS partition (/dev/sda4) over the network. The purpose of this network is to share files between computers, it contains mostly ...
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How to enable Nautilus mounted remote shares in a file system dialog

I can see the remote share from nautilus and browse to it. I want to access that share from another application in this case, Eclipse - which is using the standard open file dialog. Is there a ...
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How do I share a folder on SAMBA?

I want to share my home folder with my Windows machine, but I have no idea how to share the folder. I can't find any up-to-date guides on Google, so how can I share my home directory?
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Connecting to Windows7 share gives mount error

Hi I am having trouble with Ubuntu 11.10 to the workgroup containing windows computers. I am getting this message when I click on the workgroup I want to access from the Ubuntu Network interface: ...
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Auto-mounting network shares per user

I have a server that has a number of CIFS shares that need to be accessed on a per-user basis. For example, I have a Music share which I have full access to, but my wife has read-only access. When ...
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Sharing Guest Account Disabled

In Nautilus when trying to share a folder that is owned by me, i can not share it without a password (Guest Access) as seen on the image. I already installed the samba service that was needed. What ...
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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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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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Windows users unable to access samba share of an external drive

It doesn't seem that many others have had this problem so I thought I'd ask here. Have a server running Ubuntu with 1 internal and 1 external drive. Have a folder shared with samba on the internal ...
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How do I share my Ubuntu's Internet connection with a LAN (via hardware router)

I know this sort of question has been asked many times, and I've thus tried many ways to get it working, but I think my setup is a bit different from what I've seen others trying. I've got an Ubuntu ...
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VMware sharing folders between Win7 (host) and Ubuntu (guest)

What is the best way to share a folder between Win7 64bit (host) and Ubuntu 10.10 (guest) in VMware player? I can setup the sharing just fine (using vmware-tools), but all shared files are root:root ...
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Possibility to use 2 or more Ubuntu PCs to share the same work

I was wondering if it is possible to share the resources between several PCs to do a common work. For example rendering a video/image or compiling something. My question is more for the Desktop ...
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Sharing any Network Connection starts a connection/disconnection loop

Am trying to Share an internet connection to another PC. I have tried doing it wirelessly and wired. Both ways when trying to share it connects and disconnects several times until failing to connect ...
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Enable Personal File Sharing [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Personal file sharing error, can't find webdav package Hi, I'm trying to enable Personal File Sharing, but Ubuntu is telling me I need some additional packages. ...
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How to link with a WebDAV application in Unity?

In Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick, I could go to the Places menu and click "COnnect to Server" to run a WebDAV server for my NextApp WebSharing Android application. But in Unity, I'm not sure how I achieve the ...
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Printer share keeps asking for password and I can't authenticate from any machine. Why?

Ubuntu 12.04 printer share keeps asking for password and I can't authenticate from any machine. Why?? We've installed it in two machine (to act as printer servers) and we get the same problem. It ...
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How to share files between Windows7(Guest) and Ubuntu 12.04(Host)?

I searched on the internet but all issues have Ubuntu as the Guest. I have VMWare Workstation 8 wherein Windows 7 is installed.
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how do you mount network drives?

When I access a network folder using nautilus it shows up in the Places sidebar, but not in any other application's save/open Places sidebar. Why the inconsistency, and how can I add a share so every ...