Here’s how to setup a shared printer using Samba in Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope. This is the easiest way to do it, since with guest access and no authentication, anyone who can access the computer over a network connection will be able to print to the shared printer.
However, this involves minimal security, so I would not recommend using this configuration on a machine with any actual file shares. Overall, I think this setup would be best for home users, or small offices. Enterprise users, or personal users with more rigorous security needs, should use a more secure configuration.
First, you will need a printer of some sort connected to your Ubuntu machine. Either a USB printer or a networked printer (one with its own IP address) will work, so long as it’s properly set up on your Ubuntu computer.
Open a Terminal window (Applications->Accessories->Terminal) and install Samba using the following command:
sudo apt-get install samba
We’ll need to edit Samba’s configuration file, smb.conf, with the following command (make certain to create a backup copy of the smb.conf file first, in case anything goes wrong):
sudo gedit /etc/samba/smb.conf
Once inside the smb.conf file, you’ll need to change a number of lines. Some of the lines will be commented out with a semicolon (;) or a crosshatch (#) in front of them. Note that any lines we change here will need to have the ; or the # removed to activate them.
Because we’re going to enable guest access in Samba (which is inherently less secure than user-based authentication), we’ll configure Samba by setting it so that only the local area network can access it:
interfaces = lo eth0
bind interfaces only = true
Edit these lines to enable guest access in Samba:
security = share
Finally, change the [printers] share definition so that it looks like this:
comment = All Printers
browseable = no
path = /var/spool/samba
printable = yes
guest ok = yes
read only = yes
create mask = 0700
Save your changes to the smb.conf file, and restart Samba with the following command:
sudo /etc/init.d/samba restart
You can test your Samba definitions with the use of the testparm command.
To use your shared printer, access your Ubuntu box from another machine. On a Windows PC, go to Start, Run, and type \\hostname (or the IP address, \\192.168.0.1), and click OK. If you typed everything correctly, you should see a window with your printer icon. Double-click the printer icon to install it (make sure you have the correct driver for your model of printer on hand; check your manufacturer’s website) and you should be set to print.
How to share Folders HERE
Ubuntu One is a storage application and service operated by Canonical Ltd. The service enables users to store and sync files online and between computers. Ubuntu One has a client application that only runs on Ubuntu 9.04 and higher. A free Ubuntu One account offers 2 GB of storage.
To start the Ubuntu One service go to Applications->Internet->Ubuntu One, once the service is started your Firefox browser will open and load the login page from the Ubuntu One service. On this page you can login by using your Launchpad account and click the Continue button. If you don’t have a launchpad account you can simply create one by filling in your email adres and create a password. Then select No, I want to create an account now. A registration email will be send, follow the instructions and you will get the Complete Your Registration page. Here you can change your Display name and create/confirm your password. After completing the registration click the Continue button.
The next step will be adding your computer to the Ubuntu One service. Here you can change the computer name if wanted then click the Subscribe and Add This Computer button.
When the computer is added you will see the main page of the Ubuntu One service. On this page you can create extra folders, upload files, create notes, and add contacts to your network. All the folders made and uploaded files will automaticly be placed in your Ubuntu One folder on your system when the Ubuntu One service synchronizes with your Ubuntu One system folder.
If you want to add a new computer in your Ubuntu One service, start Ubuntu One, enter your Launchpad account, select Yes, my password is: Then click on the Continue button and the next step will be adding your computer to the Ubuntu One service. Here you can change the computer name if wanted, then click the Subscribe and Add This Computer button.
Watch a short ViMa HERE
HowTo install Ubuntu One on Ubuntu 9.04 “Jaunty Jackalope” HERE
Here is manual to add Songbird to your Software Sources list and to install it using a Terminal command line.
For Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty Jackalope):
To add the GPG key of this PPA to your APT keyring:
sudo apt-key adv –recv-keys –keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com 5719E347
Then goto System->Administration->Software Sources and select the Third-party Software tab, click the Add button and copy+paste the following line:Add this line to your Software Sources list:
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/songbird-daily/ppa/ubuntu jaunty main
For Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala):
To add the GPG key of this PPA to your APT keyring:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:songbird-daily/ppa
Then goto System->Administration->Software Sources and select the Third-party Software tab, click the Add button and copy+paste the following line:
By adding these lines Songbird will be updated when using your Update Manager.
When done close the Software Sources window, open a Terminal and type:
sudo apt-get update
To install Songbird type:
sudo apt-get install songbird
To upgrade your installed version type:
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade
When installed you can find Songbird at Applications->Sound & Video.