Sorry if this is in wrong place as it is a networking problem but it is Linux based so I wasn't sure which forum to post in.
I just finished installing Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx (64 bit) on two of my PC's and I can not get the networking to work without some help.
My home network is a mix of XP SP3 and Ubuntu and I have Samba installed.
I went into Samba and made sure the workgroup name is the same as the Windows machines and I checked boxes that say to allow all users to have access.
From my Linux boxes I can't see the windows machines and from my windows machines I can't see the Linux boxes although for what it's worth I have the network printer attached to one of the Linux boxes and it does work from the windows machine.
Any help or pointing me at a tutorial that works would be much appreciated.
I did use the same user names and passwords on all systems and felt quite comfortable that I had filled all info out according to what I knew to be correct.
I believe that as it turns out one of my problems was that when entering my workgroup name in the Samba server settings I entered it exactly as it is on the Windows machines (capital letters) but when Samba/Linux stored them in the configuration file they reverted to lower case.
Using gedit to adjust that seems to have helped me out a lot and I can now see at least some of the directories.
I'm still struggling a bit with how permissions work in Linux as I figure when I check a box that says "allow all users access" that it will do so but apparently that's not the case.
I went into directory properties and decided to also check a box that says allow access to guests and that seems to have worked though I'm not sure why.
Am I supposed to create another user group for the Windows machines to have access to Linux or what?