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KDE and Windows Shares (February 25, 2007)

If you have successfully installed Samba it should be no problem to access your Linux shares from Windows. What I couldn’t do until recently was accessing the Windows shares from Linux.

Today I came across LiSa , the Lan Information Server. It was not installed by default on my Kubuntu Edgy machine but a simple sudo aptitude install lisa was sufficient. Lisa is embedded into kcontrol, launch it and you’ll find two new tabs in Internet & Network -> Network Browser. Go to the lisa-daemon tab and launch the guided setup tour. The descriptions should be pretty much straight forward. Accept the changes, fill in your sudo password to save the lisa config file and restart lisa with sudo /etc/init.d/lisa restart.

Now launch Konqueror or Dolphin and head over to lan:/. You should see all machines in your workgroup.

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The Future is open (November 07, 2006)

The Future Is Open

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Setting up your MX1000 for Linux (September 02, 2006)

After the scrolling wheel of my old Typhoon mouse went crazy (I think because of a loose contact) I bought a Logitech MX1000. A very nice mouse with superior surface detection which made a mouse pad unnecessary for me. If you’re in my position you have a mouse with tons of buttons and want to use them all. This is how I did it:


You’ll need the following programs:

  1. xbindkeys: for remaping button events
  2. xvkbd: used to send specific keyboard events
  3. xmacro: used to send specific mouse events
  4. kompose: a program for the “Application-Switch” button
  5. lmctl: for disabling cruise control Download and install those programs, Ubuntu users will find most of them in the repositories.


Follow the instructions of this wiki article, it worked like a charm for me. If you have done what stands there, logout of KDE / Gnome and restart X to see if it works.

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