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Re: Finally got around to networking the house
« Reply #135 on: July 27, 2012, 12:45:13 pm »
the download is a .deb file, i <think> I remember how to do them, I'll have to refresh mu memory first...
If I cant do it then it wont get done lol

[EDIT]
I found the .deb package installer but the .deb file is for 32bit systems and mine's 64bit
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Re: Finally got around to networking the house
« Reply #136 on: July 27, 2012, 01:16:04 pm »
Sharing files ..

Right click on the "Public" directory, and select "Share" .. Ubuntu should do the rest for you.

Once Ubuntu has set up the share (and if you elected to allow Guest access).. anything you put the "Public" directory will be available to anyone on the LAN.

Sorry, can you refresh my memory, where's 'Public' directory located, I'm thinking the file browser but cant remember what it's called in Ubuntu?

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Added screenshot of options for file/folder in window
I can see 'Sharing Options'... is that it?
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Re: Finally got around to networking the house
« Reply #136 on: July 27, 2012, 01:16:04 pm »

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Re: Finally got around to networking the house
« Reply #137 on: July 27, 2012, 01:31:04 pm »
The "Public" directory should be in your Home directory .. but you can share ANY directory in your Home directory.

If you right-click a directory in your Home directory .. Yes, sharing options is what you're after.
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Re: Finally got around to networking the house
« Reply #138 on: July 27, 2012, 02:10:59 pm »
Done it but it's asking for a password, that’s after I've shared a folder not in 'Public'. I've tried mine and Jenny's password but neither work.

[EDIT]
Will putting a short-cut to the folder I want to share that’s not in the 'Share' folder inside the 'Share' folder work so that we don’t have to enter a password?

[EDIT2]
How do I get to the 'Share' folder when I'm on another PC and want to see the stuff I'm sharing from my PC?
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Re: Finally got around to networking the house
« Reply #139 on: July 27, 2012, 02:59:08 pm »
Right-click the folder you want to share, and when setting the share options .. be sure to allow "Guest" access .. it then shouldn't ask for a password when accessed from another PC.

To access shares from another PC .. browse the network from within the nautilus file manager.

If you're still having problems, I'll try to be more specific later .. but I'm currently not sat at an Ubuntu PC

I take it both of the PC's are running Ubuntu ?
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Re: Finally got around to networking the house
« Reply #139 on: July 27, 2012, 02:59:08 pm »

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Re: Finally got around to networking the house
« Reply #140 on: July 27, 2012, 05:51:45 pm »
Right-click the folder you want to share, and when setting the share options .. be sure to allow "Guest" access .. it then shouldn't ask for a password when accessed from another PC.

To access shares from another PC .. browse the network from within the nautilus file manager.

If you're still having problems, I'll try to be more specific later .. but I'm currently not sat at an Ubuntu PC

I take it both of the PC's are running Ubuntu ?

I wasn’t quite sure about the 'Guest access'
yes, the 2 PC#s and the lappy are Ubuntu


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Re: Finally got around to networking the house
« Reply #141 on: July 27, 2012, 08:58:02 pm »
Still not at an Ubuntu PC, but try this (from memory) .. Open the nautilus file makager, then go to Go>Network .. you should then be able to browse the network.
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Re: Finally got around to networking the house
« Reply #142 on: July 28, 2012, 09:39:03 am »
Thats sorted, the next thins is, how do I get Banshee to see the music & audiobooks that are on <my> PC to the lappy? Or can't it be done, or can it by way of putting shortcuts to them in my 'Public' folder?


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Re: Finally got around to networking the house
« Reply #143 on: July 28, 2012, 11:34:04 am »
Meant to add 'from other PC or lappy'

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Re: Finally got around to networking the house
« Reply #143 on: July 28, 2012, 11:34:04 am »

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Re: Finally got around to networking the house
« Reply #144 on: July 28, 2012, 01:14:01 pm »
I don't think that will be possible without mounting the shares through /etc/fstab
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Re: Finally got around to networking the house
« Reply #145 on: July 29, 2012, 01:13:58 pm »
Willing to give that a go, is that the '-ushare' stuff?
It's all sorted so I can see all the shared stuff through my XboX's but where do I need to go to see it on another PC/lappy, I'm not sure?

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Re: Finally got around to networking the house
« Reply #146 on: July 29, 2012, 02:28:43 pm »
Nope .. nothing to do with Ushare.

It's to do with mounting the drives that contain your media across the network on the other PC (so they appear as locally mounted directories), so they are visible by applications on the client PC.

If you're "Willing to give this a go" .. give it a go .. I'll help if thing go wrong, but ATM I'm too busy to be doing a complete walkthrough, as it's not critical to your system working, and what you're asking is complex and time consuming.

There are plenty of tutorials online :)
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Re: Finally got around to networking the house
« Reply #147 on: July 29, 2012, 03:19:17 pm »
Thanks for that, I'll go take a look.
It will be useful for Mrs Pooky so she can listen to the audiobooks I have on my PC to her lappy ;D

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Re: Finally got around to networking the house
« Reply #148 on: July 29, 2012, 03:21:13 pm »
wouldn't it be easier to just transfer them across the network, then play them locally ?

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Here's a coulpe of hints ..

Connect to the share by browsing the network .. then either click the file (audiobook) to open it .. copy it to somewhere local .. or once you've visited the share once (in this session) you'll find the share mounted locally in a hidden directory in your home directory ~/.gvfs

There's nothing stopping you on Mrs Pooky's PC, browsing the network to the share, then clicking Bookmarks>Add Bookmark in nautilus .. then there will be a permanent bookmark in the left-hand panel of the nautilus file manager whch will take you there directly.

This way there's no need for mounting the shares in fstab
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Re: Finally got around to networking the house
« Reply #149 on: July 29, 2012, 04:52:52 pm »
wouldn't it be easier to just transfer them across the network, then play them locally ?

It would be a waste of space and pointless to have duplicates if they can be listened to via the network.

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Here's a coulpe of hints ..

Connect to the share by browsing the network .. then either click the file (audiobook) to open it .. copy it to somewhere local .. or once you've visited the share once (in this session) you'll find the share mounted locally in a hidden directory in your home directory ~/.gvfs

There's nothing stopping you on Mrs Pooky's PC, browsing the network to the share, then clicking Bookmarks>Add Bookmark in nautilus .. then there will be a permanent bookmark in the left-hand panel of the nautilus file manager whch will take you there directly.

This way there's no need for mounting the shares in fstab

Sounds the best idea, will give that a go

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