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April 29th, 2009, 12:34 AM
I have set up an ethernet LAN consisting of two Windows XP and one pure (no dual-boot) ubuntu computers via a router. Most everything works...all computers have internet access and the ubuntu computer can look into both XP computers. However, the ubuntu computer is a bit shy and won't appear on either of the XP's network screens. I have tried a number of things without success. As a Linux newbie, I am stonkered.

April 29th, 2009, 01:06 AM
Dunno if this (https://help.ubuntu.com/8.10/internet/C/networking-shares.html) will help - I suspect that is not the problem. If Ubuntu gets it's IP address via DHCP, you might need to edit /etc/dhcp3/dhclient.conf. Change the line:
send host-name "<hostname>";
to use your machine's hostname instead. (Uncomment the line if necessary).

April 29th, 2009, 07:40 AM
Thanks for your interest IOWAN. Tried your suggestion without success. Leave it with me for a while. I will try something that has come to mind and if that fails, there is always the revolver in the drawer.
PS. I am using version 9.04