11 years ago
Oh yes! Please! I wish I could network my laptop to my PC (both Linux Mint 18.3). I wish I could network them with the security Linux is legendary for, but networking is gebrish to me.
So are there plans to add local networking functionality to Mint?
I must agree!
intersting - people have been talking about this for several years and stil lthere is no easy way to get to linux mint boxes to talk to each other. Windoes does this flawlessly, just as it plays music through my sound card. There has to be a better way, I really wanted to get out of windows but I guess its just not possible
Yes - This is a vital update
Easy networking capability should be top of the list for development. I don't want to have to use Windows ever again.
Took me about thirty - forty hours, conservative estimate, to connect Linux Mint to my already existing local home network on a reliable basis. and I haven't even begun to figure out the mysteries of the firewall. I even downloaded a GUI or two, didn't help. It's a bear setting up a network in Linux, and I wouldn't recommend Linux for anybody that has more than 1 PC in their household unless they already know Linux networking and have done it before or learned about it from a friend, classroom or book. Why is networking so incredibly complicated in a simple home network scenario, where a user just wants to share files and maybe a printer, and keep the outside world (Internet hackers) out? This will be the scenario for 90% of users with a home network.
It would be nice to have a GUI with a drop-down menu for selecting one of ten common scenarios, and then the GUI sets up everything to support that, and if any changes are needed to support a more complicated scenario, then the advanced user can do it himself.
An excellent idea. Should be a high priority.
Something for a developer to have a look at.
new -> considered
plese so many hours and days wasted trying to share with my family's pc's
Oh yes please. I've wasted tens of hours over the last few days on this. The biggest problem for the ignoranti is the Byzantine complexity of all the rules. I suspect I may have rendered a difficult task impossible during my many desperate experiments. Most frustrating is that I can see my 2 pcs on file managers which refuse to do business with them because they are not mounted. And I have no idea how to mount each machine on the other.
For normal work, however, Linux Mint (Debian/Gnome) is great.
For my own sanity I'll have to give up on a LAN.
Must be a two gui: wizard/simple for newbies and advanced for admins.
it's to easy,not so important to write it as an idea
How about "Press Alt-F2 and type shares-admin".
A very good idea! Network setup wizard must be in "Control Centre". And I am for more advanced GUI.
I have found it very strange that I can very, very easily network to a Windows computer using Mint but I can't very easily connect to another Mint computer. I would love to see a streamlined simple approach to networking between two Mint computers. Another thing that confuses me is that AFAIK samba was created to connect Linux to Windows - why do we use samba to connect Mint to Mint?
Agreed... I haven't seen a way outside the CLI to change the hostname.
Yes to this, especially Samba configurations. One thing seriously lacking is the mounting of network shares, such as Windoze has the "Map network drive" which is quite a simple entry into /etc/fstab or a script run at startup, but certainly a gui would make this process much easier to manage and more rock-solid, especially for newbies.