What's the not-easy way? (I lost my Ethernet cables aeons ago..) If it helps I can easily get my routers mac address or essid from my laptop.Good
Easiest way to connect it is to connect it to your router with an ethernet cable (you might have to move it close to the router).
Boot, and you should be connected to your LAN / the internet.
Your router can tell you what LAN IP it has assigned to the desktop. You will need to know this. Check by logging into your router from the laptop, and getting it to list the connected devices.
If the desktop is not listed as connected:
Login to your desktop as yourself. Type
Give your passwordCode:sudo dhclient eth0
Wait a minute, then try
Give your passwordCode:sudo apt-get install openssh-server espeak
Watch your router's lights they should indicate something is happening.
Wait a few minutes
See if espeak was installed (I like that idea!)
If it was, then the openssh-server should be there as well. Remember, your volume may be turned down too low for you to hear anything, so silence does not necessarily mean "fail".Code:echo hello | espeak
Now try connecting from your laptop with ssh. You must do this once before you can use sftp and nautilus to connect.
Last edited by Mr_VeRiTy; June 26th, 2011 at 05:06 PM.
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