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ubuntu will not allow file sharing and printer sharing via windows router to windows 7 laptop

First off I can see my windows network through the ubuntu pc but I cannot see the shared files on the w/7 laptop on my Network.

How do i set up the ubuntu machine to share folders? I get the shared folders option to become active but still get the "cant mount" message box.

Also I have a Konica Minolta 1400W printer connected to the ubuntu box but I cant access it on my network again with the W/7 laptop.

I have read many threads but just throws code out there that I copy and paste in the terminal window, but still no shared folders or printing sharing via Linksys router (windows install) to my W/7 laptop...

Please guide me in the right direction, this is my first experience with Linux and I really like the OS but these problems are so annoying.

Thanks in advance

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How to access windows host shared folders from ubuntu guest in Virtualbox

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graphic mode

hi im sachin

i have install ubuntu linux but i have faching some proamble

1) how to move text mode to graphic mode
i 'm using startx command,but getting remark
"apt-get install xinit"
2) using alt+cont+f7 cant gettting reply


slove this query

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Ubuntu Server GUI

Hi Everybody,
Recently I had a problem with my MS Exchange server, and I'm tired of windows crashing every two days so I installed Ubuntu Server ver. 10.04. But I'm new for Linux so I wanted to install The GUI part But every time I tried it has an error message of 'E: Package could not found.' I even tried all the commands that are avelabel on the net like " sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop" AND EVEN I TRIED sudo apt-cdrom add, but still the error appears.

any body has an idea what is the problem?

Thanks in Advance for the Help.

ipod and skype problems

Hey there

I have a few problems with my computer and I can’t find a way to fix them. I am a beginner/intermediate with ubuntu so please dumb down your explanations. I am running on an Acer Aspire 5100 series from 2007. I have updated ubuntu to the latest settings as of June 2, 2010

Some details about the computer in case this effects things
• Processor / Speed:
o AMD Turion™ 64 X2 Mobile Technology TL-50 (1.6 GHz, 2x 256 KB L2 cache) or Turion 64 MK-36 (512 KB L2 cache) featuring: Dual-core processing, Simultaneous 32- and 64-bit Windows®-compatible support, AMD PowerNow!™, AMD HyperTransport™, Enhanced Virus Protection and 3DNow!™ Professional technology
• Core Logic Chipset:
o ATI Radeon® Xpress 1100
• RAM / Max RAM:
o 1 GB / 4 GB using DDR2 533/667 soDIMM modules
• Video Subsystem:
o ATI Radeon® Xpress 1100 integrated 3D graphics, with up to 128 MB of shared system memory
• LCD Properties:

toshiba computer with ubuntu on it.

i got a toshiba.
with vista on it. D:

vista froze during an update and quit working so i but ubuntu on it.
karmic koala.

now ubuntu has quit working
it won't boot.
it brings me to a list of different modes and recovery modes i can use.
and when i try any of them, the get stuck and just dont load.
the regular ubuntu just goes blank after being stuck at the logo for over 30 seconds.

ANYWAY! i want to put vista back on because nothing i do with ubuntu seems to be working.
but my recovery discs arent doing anything!

is there any reason this could be happening?

i tried turning my computer on first, then putting the disc in.
and i tried turning the computer on with the disc already in.
i also tried telling ubuntu in recovery mode that there's a cd. but i dont know enough about computers to know how that would work..
my lap top gets really loud for a bit, so it's recognizing that there's a disc.
but nothing else happens.

any suggestions?

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