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Hi, I have a pc with Mandriva 2008 installed and it is connected to a switch on the workgroup with a ClarkConnect server running samba and 5 windows xp pc's. ...
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    How to Use Mandrive 2008 as client to linux server & windows workgroup


    Hi, I have a pc with Mandriva 2008 installed and it is connected to a switch on the workgroup with a ClarkConnect server running samba and 5 windows xp pc's. The new pc can access the internet vis the switch and an adsl router.

    I need assistance with the steps to login to the network. On the windows pc I setup the group but where do I do this on Mandriva.

    I have played with the gui and can see one of the devices on the server but have no permissions for same. The server has some spare "users" (windows xp) - can I use one these?? If possible, I should only need to make changes to the Mandriva terminal.

    Await some direction. Regards,
    Bill

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    No advice yet.. I just noticed a posting in the network forum where Samba was req'd on the Client to connect to a windows workgroup. Should I install Samba?? The server has Samba.

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    yes, install Samba (client at least to access the windoze network).I would also advise installing smb4k, as my experience has been that more programs work correctly accessing remote info. through a mounted net drive w/ smb4k. (I never could get openoffice to save a file correctly by clicking save, etc..) You can configure SMB4k with the correct domain/workgroup to join - Loy.

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