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Some Linux stuff
Collection of useful linux tips for everyone.
Mount the shares as a normal user under your home directory using option noperms. Noperms disables local file access permissions checking, so the local UID, GID and permissions information can be whatever, they are ignored. You have to mount under your home directory to prevent other users on your workstation from using the shares you mounted. Otherwise they would have your identity and access rights on the share. So make sure only you can access the mount points.
How to Mount
The general form is:
mount.cifs //server/share mountpoint -o noperms,user=LUT/username
For umount you must use umount.cifs command. It seems to need the absolute path to mount point, otherwise it leaves a stale entry in /etc/mtab.
mkdir /home/laakkone/mnt/filestite_tite mount.cifs //files-tite.cc.lut.fi/tite /home/laakkone/mnt/filestite_tite -o noperms,user=LUT/laakkone mkdir /home/laakkone/mnt/diso_kurssit mount.cifs //diso.it.lut.fi/kurssit /home/laakkone/mnt/diso_kurssit -o noperms,user=LUT/laakkone
umount.cifs /home/laakkone/mnt/filestite_tite umount.cifs /home/laakkone/mnt/diso_kurssi
Ubuntu 9.10 and compiling over cifs/samba mount
Looks like with ubuntu 9.10 (karmic) compiling over cifs/samba files is failing. You need to add
noserverino option to mount.cifs command when mounting file share:
mount.cifs //files-tite.cc.lut.fi/tite/ files-tite/tite/ -o noperms,user=LUT/laakkone,noserverino
You might want to speed your reinstallation by storing list of your installed packages to file.
dpkg --get-selections > list.txt
You can restore it with following commands:
dpkg --set-selections < list.txt apt-get dselect-upgrade
Ubuntu 10.04 LTS and rdesktop cursor color problem
When using Windows server 2003 and later remotely with rdesktop windows cursor is black. Some applications are hard to use with it. It can be fixed by installing rdesktop package with patch related to it. Download either of these packages and install it.