Ubuntu network problems
From: Wizzzer (notme_at_noway.com)
Date: Tue, 4 Oct 2005 08:44:46 -0500
I installed Ubuntu several days ago. Not only do I like it, I
recommend it! Previous Linux installs had left a bad taste in my mouth. It
was the only one of a half dozen distributions that would completely install
on my aging Dell Latitude CPi 366 without choking on the sound card.and/or
pcmcia cards. Ubuntu not only went in smoothly, it is now attached to my
home network via pcmcia Ethernet and able to see and share files on my XP
desktop. Now I have only 3 minor obstacles to a very nice system, maybe
someone has some ideas:
1) My XP desktop cannot "see" the Linux laptop, which seems strange because
I have been able to copy txt and doc files from it, just not to it. I'm
missing something somewhere, maybe Linux shares.
2) I'm unable to use or even see the shared Canon MF-50 printer attached to
the XP desktop, other Windows machines on the network do use it for their
printing. Is Linux restricted to direct connect, or is there a work around?
3) I'm using the Ethernet connection because I finally gave up on my
Xterasys "G" wireless card. It is unable to connect, but seems to be live.
It worked fine in the Win98se environment. WEP may be the problem, but I
have entered it repeatedly with no change. The Belkin Wireless Cable/DSL
router sees the Ethernet card, but not the wireless card.
Any suggestions? Help solving any of these problems would be appreciated.
Suggestion to other newbies, if you download the Ubuntu ISO burn it slow.
My first burn at 54X would not install, re-burned at 24X and it worked
Cheers Wizzzer (Beautiful Lake Of The Ozarks in Missouri)
Nuke 'em til they glow,
shoot 'em in the dark.