I'm trying to get into my Ubuntu 14.04 files remotely from my laptop via wired connection but I keep getting " Failed to startup SSH session: Connection refused ", I have setup the samba shared folders with full access to everyone yet I am still getting this, pls help.

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The error you get means you need to run SSH server. I do not kow what you are trying to do, but if you want it not to give you that error you will need to install ssh server, use the command below:

sudo apt-get install openssh-server
  • that did the trick, but I had installed it before but wasn't working, perhaps something got messed up with other installs, thanks
    – flames
    Oct 30, 2014 at 17:04

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