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My setup is Mandrake 10 and I'm running Gnome 2.4

 

1. What application do you guys recommend to browse a Windows network.

I came across Gnomba, but I don't know if this project is still being developed/supported.

 

2. I'm running Evolution as my mail client (the version that came with Mandrake 10 CDs) - is there a way to allow Evolution to log on to an MS Exchange server?

 

3. On my current HD hard drive, I have an NTFS partition which I can browse to it if I use Nautilus and go to /mnt/windows, etc, etc.

I've been trying to create an icon, on my desktop, that will allow me to get to this partition without having to browse to it, but for some reason it can't get it to work properly. Any ideas on how to achieve this?

 

Thanks.

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I know evolution has an MS Exchange plugin, but that's all I know, and only know because I fixed a bug in a lot of themes that crashed it, and evo's calendar ;)

http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php?content=14876

 

check out

nautilus --help

in a terminal. Does

nautilus /mnt/windows, etc, etc.

not work? How about

nautilus -browser /mnt/windows, etc, etc.

I'm just guessing here because I'm on w2k at work.

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Open a console and run:

 

$ su

<enter root password>

# ln -s /mnt/windows windows

 

Open nautilius and you will see a new directory in your home directory called windows which is a link to /mnt/windows. Clicking on it will reveal the contents of your windows partition. If you want it on your desktop, just drag the windows directory to your desktop. The link should still work.

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As for Q1/ Nautilus enables you to browse networks -> select the "Network" (I think its called..) option, and then do as.. You will still need the samba client installed, but that should be it.

 

If you want Nautilus to act as an "explorer" rather than just show the current folder (i.e. have a directory tree on the left h/s, look at this

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Open a console and run:

 

$ su

<enter root password>

# ln -s /mnt/windows windows

 

Open nautilius and you will see a new directory in your home directory called windows which is a link to /mnt/windows. Clicking on it will reveal the contents of your windows partition. If you want it on your desktop, just drag the windows directory to your desktop. The link should still work.

 

Oohh, thanks for the tip...I was wondering if I could do that, but never actually got to use the ln command. :thumbs:

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As for Q1/ Nautilus enables you to browse networks -> select the "Network" (I think its called..) option, and then do as.. You will still need the samba client installed, but that should be it.

 

If you want Nautilus to act as an "explorer" rather than just show the current folder (i.e. have a directory tree on the left h/s, look at this

 

Hmm...can't find that option you're talking about..I'm using Gnome 2.4 (which comes with Mandrake 10).

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the 'Computer' icon on the desktop should have a 'Network' icon. I don't recall if it was there in 2.4 but in 2.6 and 2.8...nautilus>File>Connect to Server

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