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  1. [ubuntu] Re: Remote access to 12.04 w/gui, w/o active local session?

    Thanks for the help, both of you. I finally got some time to play with this and took a whack at the freenx option first (no offense, steeldriver). The terminal commands seemed to run ok - no errors...
  2. [ubuntu] Remote access to 12.04 w/gui, w/o active local session?

    I have researched this for a few days now and am about to throw in the towel. Maybe you can help. Thank you in advance.

    I have installed Ubuntu Desktop 12.04 (32 bit) and Samba and have a simple...
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    [all variants] Re: help installing usb 2.0 controller

    plllllllleeeeaaaaase, somebody give me a hint. i have know idea where to start and need help.
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    [ubuntu] Re: server won't update?

    ok - so i ran sudo apt-get upgrade and that was what i was looking for.
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    [ubuntu] server won't update?

    when i login to my ubuntu server via putty, it is telling me that 2 packages can be updated. i run 'sudo apt-get update', but get no notice of any packages updating. the next time i login to my...
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    [all variants] help installing usb 2.0 controller

    i have installed ubuntu server on an old pc and use it as a file server. it only had usb 1.1 capabilities, so i installed a usb 2.0 pci card. i use the usb to periodically backup important files to...
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    [ubuntu] Re: File backup from Windows to Linux with Samba

    it's wonderful! i don't even have to have the network drive mapped on the winxp machine. sweeeeet.
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    [ubuntu] Re: File backup from Windows to Linux with Samba

    It IS free! i'm running a hastily created backup right now. it's copying My Documents to a Samba share on the ubuntu server w/o any issues. i'll keep working with it and report my findings. ...
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    [ubuntu] Re: File backup from Windows to Linux with Samba

    i think this ought to be as easy as some scheduled .bat files on the windows side using xcopy. the only thing i can't figure out is why xcopy commands from the c: prompt will return:

    "Access...
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    [ubuntu] Re: File backup from Windows to Linux with Samba

    syncback SE isn't free. it's a 30 day trial. bummer.
  11. [all variants] Re: can't xcopy my docs from winxp to ubuntu server

    thanks for the feedback. i am looking into rsync next.

    i don't know why my docs would be giving me trouble either. it's so weird that i can drag and drop it to the server, but not xcopy it.

    i...
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    [ubuntu] Re: File backup from Windows to Linux with Samba

    i just finished (will i ever really be done messing with it?) setting up an ubuntu server for file serving and am trying to come up with a backup strategy as well.

    synctoy can't write to my samba...
  13. [all variants] can't xcopy my docs from winxp to ubuntu server

    i want to write a batch file to copy s:\my documents (winxp) to q:\backup\my documents (ubuntu server)

    q:\backup is a samba share on an ubuntu server

    when i try to execute a simple xcopy...
  14. [ubuntu] Re: should a usb drive mount differently from an internal drive in fstab?

    nevermind. the usb drive was unplugged. sorry.
  15. [ubuntu] should a usb drive mount differently from an internal drive in fstab?

    i am attempting to mount an external usb drive with the exact same options in fstab as an internal drive that behaves wonderfully. here's the entries for the internal and external drives,...
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    [all variants] Re: quick samba question

    write list did the trick. thanks.
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    [ubuntu] Re: problem moving large files to samba share

    i'm having trouble mounting the drive with the lfs option.

    this entry in fstab works fine:

    /dev/sda1/ /mnt/data vfat users,auto,exec,umask=000

    but if i put lfs anywhere in the options,...
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    [ubuntu] Re: problem moving large files to samba share

    it's fat32, mounted in fstab as vfat.

    i have googled, but haven't found anything helpful yet.
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    [ubuntu] Re: problem moving large files to samba share

    how is it formatted? vfat
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    [ubuntu] Re: problem moving large files to samba share

    i guess i assumed so, but how can i find out?
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    [ubuntu] problem moving large files to samba share

    every time i try to move a large file (greater than 1GB) over the network to a samba share, the process stops and i get an error telling me that there is not enough space to finish the operation. ...
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    [all variants] quick samba question

    i have setup an ubuntu server on my home network to share files and a printer. the main shared disk is FAT formatted.

    my question is this:

    can i use samba to share one folder to user1 and...
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    [all variants] Re: Help me install a printer via terminal

    not that anybody's reading this except me anymore, but here's what i did to get it operational again:

    copied my backup cupsd.conf.original file to cupsd.conf to get a fresh start. then i added...
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    [all variants] Re: Help me install a printer via terminal

    well, f that. it worked for a minute, then i managed to break it somehow.

    i figured out what broke cups - for some reason, using the web interface to configure cups re-wrote the cupsd.conf to the...
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    [all variants] Re: Help me install a printer via terminal

    thanks to girya, i explored the cups web interface and was able to print something today!!!!

    after using alien to re-convert the .rpm driver package for the canon pixma mp160, this time including...
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