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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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Why don't shared files show up in HGFS?

Sharing files between my Guest Kubuntu OS and Host Windows has become a real headache. So, far I have done the steps below: GUEST LINUX OS VM -> Settings -> Options -> Shared Folders. And added my ...
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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 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 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 ...
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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 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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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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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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NTFS file-system sharing control

I have a NTFS partition, and I want to share a folder, but I want to manage the access of the subfolders, for example this folder contains 20 subfolders, the desktop users have access to only 10 ...
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How to browse windows shares from Unity

How can I browse windows shares from unity?
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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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Connecting to other LAN computers using their names

I have a LAN at home with my desktop and my laptop. IP addresses are allocated dynamically to both, so the IP number keep changing. I try to connect from one to the other using places->Server, and in ...
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Cannot mount a CIFS network share over VPN

I have setup u VPN connection to our Windows 2008 server at the office and it seems to work fine. For some reason, however, I still am not able to access the network shares over a VPN connection ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Windows 7 can't find CUPS printer shared from Ubuntu

I have Ubuntu 11.10 on one computer and Windows 7 on another. The Ubuntu computer has a printer attached, and I want to add this printer to the Windows 7 computer. Printing locally works. The problem ...
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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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How to access second disk locally and over LAN

I have just added a second 1TB HD to my Ubuntu box and I can see it listed when I run blkid. But how do I reference it so I can use it as local storage share it on my LAN
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Share Files over the Network - What packages?

I see a pop up that says Share Files over the Network - *This feature cannot be enabled because the required packages are not installed on your system_ Simple enough, but what packages do I need?
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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 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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Share folder with mac guest on a linux ubuntu host

I am trying to share a folder on virtualbox with a guest mac, I tried to share the folder through virtualbox but it doesn't show up in mac, Also I tried sharing a folder on mac and access it from ...
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How to share files and folders on a forum so that anyone can download without having an Ubuntu One account?

I just began to discover Ubuntu One. I upload a video on my account, and put it in a folder. I would like to know whether it is possible to share this folder or this file simply by giving the url in ...
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How to share notes in Ubuntu one?

Is it possible to share notes over Ubuntu One with a public link like in Google Docs? I found a solution here but it does not work anymore. Is there a solution?
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Unable to mount XP share: Error NT_STATUS_UNSUCCESSFUL

I'm failing with mounting XP share, receiving message: ... mount error(110): Connection timed out Refer to the mount.cifs(8) manual page (e.g. man mount.cifs) When I try to list ...
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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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Is it possible to share a folder using Ubuntu One outside the home folder?

As the title suggests, I can't figure out a way to share a folder outside my home folder using Ubuntu One. When browsing to my work partition using Nautilus, every folder has the "Share" option grayed ...
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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 create a shared folder using command line on a server

After following the tutorial here I ran into a problem. Here is what I did. On my server I installed nfs-kernel-server and edited the /etc/exports file to include the folder I want to share: ...
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How to share an USB device(scanner) over network (from Windows to Ubuntu)?

I have a special thing: I want to share my scanner over the network. The scanner is connected to a Windows 7 machine, but I want to use it from Ubuntu 10.04... I found some methods: USB over ...
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How to share folders that are on a partition on a secondary hard drive?

Here's my situation. I have a desktop computer with 2 hard drives in it. Hard drive 1 has windows installed on it and pretty much has nothing to do with this, I think. Hard drive 2 has a partition ...
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Mounting windows share with non-root users? [closed]

I'm having some trouble mounting shares on 11.10. I've installed pyNeighborhood through which I can mount windows shares as root. I want to be able to mount them as non-root so that I can write to the ...
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skype screen sharing with gnome shell 3.2 problem? [closed]

does anyone experience this problem: when sharing full screen on skype, using gnome shell, the panel disappears, all windows disappear and the other user don't receive the screen either. sort of a ...
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Recommended desktop sharing setup on same network segment

I have a few headless ubuntu machines networked to a single switch running on the same network segment. I have a main machine running ubuntu with a monitor and i want to access to other machines. ...
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Permissions issue with netatalk

I set up an Ubuntu 12.04 server recently for my business, and we installed netatalk so we could share company files to our Mac computers. Here is the line we used in our AppleVolumes.default file: ...
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How to share wireless in Xubuntu [duplicate]

Just wondering. How do I share an ethernet connection through wireless in Xubuntu. in windows I could use Intel MyWifi Technology but I'm not sure about linx's software
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forked-daapd doesn't work and I don't know why! [closed]

I'm using ubuntu server 11.10, I've installed forked-daapd and this is its config file: general { # Username uid = "musica" logfile = "/var/log/forked-daapd.log" # ...
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Sharing samba-folder with root access

I have a staging server in my network running Ubuntu server 10.10, being my main development area. As I need to access the files in the Apache root from other computers in the network, I have setup ...
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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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Is there supposed to be a Windows Network folder in the file manager?

I pulled my hard drive out of my computer and started with a bootable usb version of Ubuntu, which I am using that at this point. At first boot, I see that there is a Windows folder when browsing ...
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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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Why is /mnt/hgfs not appearing?

This might be a basic reason, but somehow I have not been able to achieve it. I am running a guest Kubuntu OS on a windows one, and I am trying to share a folder between OSes. The VMware tools have ...
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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 bridge my wireless to my wired connection?

I want to bridge the wireless connection with the wired connection. The wireless is the host and the wired is the client, so to speak. Internet sharing (inet <--> wifi <--> ethernet) ...