Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Samba in Ubuntu (Mint)

I am currently using Linux Mint 12, which is derived from Ubuntu 11.10. The reason is more to personal reasons, but since most of the works are originated from the similar code base so I will keep blogging in this blog. 

I always forgot how to set up a *working* minimalist Samba setup so that I could transfer my files from my Android phones or tablet. Here goes.

In /etc/samba/smb.conf, as root edit as follows:

create mask=0755

Later, create a user with smbpasswd command;

smbpasswd -a najmi

Then restart smbd and nmbd:

sudo /etc/init.d/smbd restart
sudo /etc/init.d/nmbd restart


smbclient -L localhost -U najmi
Enter najmi's password:
Domain=[WORKGROUP] OS=[Unix] Server=[Samba 3.5.11]

    Sharename       Type      Comment
    ---------       ----      -------
    Videos          Disk     
    IPC$            IPC       IPC Service (Samba 3.5.11)
Domain=[WORKGROUP] OS=[Unix] Server=[Samba 3.5.11]

    Server               Comment
    ---------            -------
    VOSTRO-MINT          Samba 3.5.11

    Workgroup            Master
    ---------            -------

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Using WebDAV with cloud

You may want to mount you account by your Ubuntu.

What you need;

sudo aptitude install davfs2 -y

This will get DAV file system being enabled.

Later, what you could do is to put your details in davfs configuration file, located at /etc/davfs2/secret

Next, you need to mount the through davfs using mount command. 
You can put inside your etc/fstab too, but I found out the system will complain it cannot mount the filesytem (heck, you need to connected to network before you can mount. Wireless connection usually only being enable when you already reached your desktop interface). So I suggest you simply use the command line mount command:

Create mount location first;

sudo mkdir /media/

A bit lengthy, you could paste this to a file, let say and chmod +x, execute by ./ later on:
sudo mount -t davfs /media/

You can also find someone else blogged the methods of accessing WebDAV by using nautilus, which is fairly simple too. But I prefer the CLI way :)

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Ubuntu 12.04 bakal mengembalikan antaramuka "Gnome Classic"

Ubuntu 12.04, dengan kod nama "Precise Pangolin", dalam preview di sini bakal mengembalikan antaramuka klasik yang digunakan di dalam Gnome 2. Perkara ini sudah dilakukan oleh Linux Mint, distro derivatif daripada Ubuntu.

Nampaknya pihak Canonical sudah "tersedar" dari lamunan utopia mereka tentang penggunaan antaramuka yang ekstrem tanpa memikirkan hal "usability" di dalam pembinaan antaramuka.

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