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The shared folders not shown in Ubuntu 22.04

I am using Ubuntu 22.04 and successfully shared folders in VMware. However, I find my mnt folder is empty. So, I use sudo mkdir /mnt/hgfs codes to make mnt have a folder named hgfs. However, the ghfs ...
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Shared Access and LG Smart TV 766PA?

The Videos directory contains files 1.mkv 2.mkv and so on. When trying to share them inside the local network on LG 766PA, the file names become very strange, not the ones I did. Instead of 1.mkv, ...
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Screen Share Not working in Ubuntu 22.04 (In all platforms zoom, teams, google meet, anydesk , etc.,)

Ubuntu 22.04 has a bug which is we can't share our screen on any platforms.
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Why are the options Sharing and Remote Desktop always on between restarts on Ubuntu 22.04?

I use GNOME 42 on Ubuntu 22.04. I was checking for open ports on my network and noticed that port 3389 (RDP) is open. I disable it through the gui. When I restart this port opens again. Why?
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22.04 - Remote Desktop Sharing authentication password changes every reboot

I am trying to setup remote desktop sharing for a Ubuntu 22.04 desktop system with the intended purpose of running this system headless without a screen connected. I am able to successfully VNC to the ...
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sharing enabled by default in 22.04

I installed Ubuntu 22.04 today and I noticed sharing was enabled by default. is this normal behavior? how can I prevent it on new installs?
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Downloading Constantly "/.local/share/kite/current/kite-update"

I have kite downloading a large amount of data "/home/$$$/.local/share/kite/current/kite-update ". What is this kite responsible for and why is it always downloading data. "/home/$$$/....
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Share folder not work

I followed this 2 guides to share folder on ubuntu 20.10 (last version): https://www.answertopia.com/ubuntu/sharing-files-between-ubuntu-and-windows-systems-with-samba/ https://manjaro.site/how-to-...
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What's a good way to enable and configure screen sharing for all users?

I have installed vino on Ubuntu 20.04 and am able to configure sharing on a per user basis. However, I cannot figure out how to get vino (or any other VNC client) to be configured by default with ...
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What is the appropriate method to share a drive/folder between ubuntu machines on local network?

I have two machines A and B on my local network (both Ubuntu 21.10). On machine A I have a drive only for data (music, photos, films, documents, etc) mounted on /media/data. Every user (there are 2) ...
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CUPS, print-driver installation requires authentification

I prepared a cups server in my company. Everything works fine but I can't install the driver from the samba-share to a windows-computer. Every time I try to install a driver of a printer from the ...
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file sharing in ubuntu

I made a shared folder in computer1.and created 5 folders for different computers in network to put the files.i executed the command chmod -R a+ rwx ,for granting full permission to all users ...
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How to use only USB Wi-Fi card and make a hotspot from the built-in Wi-Fi?

I am trying to use my laptop as a hotspot. I do not have a LAN cable however, but only a USB Wi-Fi card (Netgear A6150). I am trying to Turn-off the built-in Wi-Fi, get internet from the USB card only,...
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Fresh Ubuntu 21.10 installation - can't access a Windows 10 share

I've got a fresh install of Ubuntu Desktop 21.10 and it can't access Windows Network and a Windows share. Other Windows PC can access the share. When I click on the share, Ubuntu shows "Opening [...
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Make Screen Sharing Active at Ubuntu 20.04 using CLI

I want to build a script that will make the "screen sharing" through CLI (I have to do it on a lot of computers in the future and I want to add such script to another scripts that will ...
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Uploading and sharing files

I'm having issues with multiple different files when I try to share them on whatssapp or upload them to google drive or to an email For example. I have some pdfs that i downloaded and work correctly ...
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Why are Samba shares visible to other users but only accessible through the admin user?

I have a Linux server V20 and have set up Samba for file sharing. The shared folders are on the second hard drive, which has been set up to automount. The challenge is the shared folders can only be ...
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Screen Sharing option missing on minimal installation+vino

I have a fresh install of 21.10 and selected the minimal installation as this will mostly be a hands off machine and I don't need the majority of the extras. This of course does not install vino so I ...
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Creating a Virtual Router to share my Wi-Fi connection (no Ethernet)

I am connected to the internet through a WiFi network. I would like to create a Virtual Router without using an Ethernet cable. So my internet connection is on Wi-Fi and I need to share it via Wi-Fi ...
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Share PDF in Chromium to WhatsApp/Mail/

I am looking at a PDF file in the Chromimum browser. Now I would like to share the file. I am missing this symbol: On mobile phones sharing is easy. How to share the file with Ubuntu?
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can't share my entire screen on ubuntu 20.04 & login loop

I have this problem When I share my entire screen this is shown as a black screen and only the pointer is shown. and also I can't share my terminal I tried many different solutions including this one ...
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SAMBA unbale access from other linux based systems

I have an ubuntu server 20: Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS Release: 20.04 Codename: focal I installed an ubuntu share in many ways before but neither worked from Linux ...
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sharing files from Mac (ubuntu) to other mac machines

I am trying to set up a file sharing server with an old model mac mini that is running ubuntu 20.04. I am trying to share office documents from the mac mini (server) between other client mac machines. ...
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Slow file transfer to Windows Server 2019 share

i hope you guy can help me figure out what the problem is. I am running Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS and trying to copy/moving a single file of 50GB+ to a Windows Server 2019 share over 1gb network, mounted via ...
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I can't share individual windows during skype/GoogleMeet video calls (Ubuntu 20.04)

During video calls, Skype and Google Meet only let me share the whole screen (desktop) rather than specific windows. The only option it shows is the Desktop screen as if I didn't have any other ...
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Same user/password no longer allows access to Ubuntu share from Windows 10

For years now I've had a stable setup serving files from an Ubuntu box to Windows 10 clients. By creating and using a Windows 10 user with the same username and password as the Linux file owner, I was ...
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Create user home directory on a network share

I have Ubuntu 20.04 machine that I'm preparing for VDI environment. All the VDI VMs will be joined to our domain. By default, each user's Home Directory is created locally. On my NetApp storage I have ...
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Ubuntu 18.04.5 LTS mounting Windows 2012R2 file share (DFS)

Last week after installing regular patches on Ubuntu 18.04.5 LTS, I started running in to problems with mounting Windows Server 2012R2 Cluster/DFS shares on the said Linux box. My initial fix was ...
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After my last ubuntu 20.04 lts update, Yestarday, The audio shared by zoom begin to sound very low and present noice

How I said, after update my Ubuntu 20.04 lts, I can not share sound by zoom because the sound is low with noices. Before that, all shared sound was very fine. I have other laptop and passed the same, ...
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Not able to share screen in MS Teams (v 1.4.00.7556) on Ubuntu 21.04 Hirsute Hippo

Not able to share screen in MS Teams (v 1.4.00.7556) on Ubuntu 21.04 Hirsute Hippo
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How to stream a video file or do mirroring from Ubuntu to your TV?

On Windows, I can use airparrot to stream everywhere, on apple tv devices, and on smart tv devices. I can do mirroring and file streaming, I believe Windows 10 supports a built-in screen mirroring and ...
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How can I make ubuntu 14.04 virtual machines to use host machine JDK, SDK, JRE? [closed]

I am looking for a way to make it possible for virtual machines mainly ubuntu 14.04 VMs to be able to use host machine's JDKs, SDKs and any other Runtime Environments for example JRE(Java Runtime ...
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There a quicker way between Ubuntu and my android to send files instead of Bluetooth or cable

Is There a quicker way between Ubuntu and my android to send files instead of Bluetooth or usb cable? Am I aware of quick share that uses wifi. can this be done? I'm using a Samsung galaxy note 10. I'...
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Remote SSH disabled after each reboot - Sharing

I have a desktop installation of Ubuntu 20.04 with X11. I have installed SSHD, and enabled Remote Login in the Sharing page of Settings in the Desktop. Then it works to SSH into the machine from a ...
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How to set up shared pdf printer on home network

Is there a step by step procedure to set up a shared pdf printer on 20.04? I have installed a cups pdf printer which works fine on my Ubuntu 20.04 desktop host. From the GUI >> Printers >> ...
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How to disable sharing/cast from Ubuntu

while watching a video on YouTube, there’s a cast button on bottom right which casts my Content to smart home devices like Alexa or Google home. Which package on Ubuntu is responsible for it and how ...
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Samba share write access allowed in chosen time - how to do it?

I would like to configure a samba share to be writable only within scheduled time. What is the best method to do it? Regards Kriss
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Scrcpy and Zoom

I am using Zoom to teach in my class using my tablet as a whiteboard. Using another machine, I would mirror the tablet using scrcpy and then share it via Zoom. Using my personal laptop, I can still ...
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Screen Sharing in unusable state after rebooting

[Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS, x64 GNOME 3.36.3] I keep Screen Sharing turned on on this machine I use for a Pi-hole server. However, every time I reboot, Screen Sharing won't work, and I need to go to the ...
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How do I share my Ubuntu desktop on Google Meet and Discord?

I have a problem when I attempt to share my display in a meeting using programs like Discord and Google Meet, even when using different browsers. Nobody can see what I'm doing on the desktop. They ...
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Where is the SHARE button in Firefox 80 (2020?

There used to be a share button on the menu bar where you could share web pages directly with someone. It would ask you how you wanted to share and offer any app that was set up in Firefox (ie Gmail)....
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Command to switch on/off sharing Ubuntu desktop

I'm looking for the command for switch on or off sharing from Ubuntu settings, to be able to share image, audio, or complete remote desktop control. In Ubuntu bionic, for example, default desktop, up ...
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Problem with mounting Sambashare

When I try to mount my sambashare I get an error saying: no such file or directory, despite it's undisputed existence in my root directory. I have tried to secure the share somewhat so only local ...
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Samba: prevent accidential, recursive mass deletion of files

I am sharing some folders on Ubuntu 18.04, so they can be accessed read/write from windows clients. File structure: myshare/ dir1/ somefile1.txt somefile2.txt dir2/ dir3/ The samba ...
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Unable to share entire screen

I have Ubuntu 20.04 and I tried DWM window manager with the XDM display manager for a weekend but I didn't have the time to adapted to my style because I started classes at the university again. I ...
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Can I share a precompiled binary from an Ubuntu VM to a remote server

I’m pretty new to the whole Linux based system thing and I’m getting the hand of it, but is there a way to upload precompiled binaries from one vm to a cloud vm like AWS. This is simply because I ...
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Network File/Printer Sharing from Ubuntu to Windows 10

How can i access my Windows 10 connected Brother printer and shared Folders in Ubuntu? PS. Same Network
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Ubuntu 20.04 cannot activate screen sharing

In Ubuntu 20.04 I cannot activate the screen sharing as you can see below: Why the option is grayed? and how can I enable it? I appreciate your help.
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Rygel won't share .mpg files to my Hisense TV

Am running Ubuntu 20.04 server (fresh install) on a computer on my home network. After some effort (adding renderer: Network Manager to /etc/netplan/00-installer-config.yaml) I was able to share media ...
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Autofs does not show files of Samba dir in Ubuntu 18.04

I've been trying to have AutoFS mount a location in my home network //content/projects locally in /mnt/content but there are no files when navigating there. If I mount via fstab, there is no problem, ...
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