Wed, 09 Jun 2010

Etch to Lenny upgrade of samba with Windows 98 clients

So I just recently upgraded an old server from etch to lenny, that was hosting some files on a samba share for an ultra old Windows 98 machine. Anyways, upgrade went fine, but I ran into a problem authenticating the windows 98 machine to the samba share after the upgrade. Getting the old IPC$ invalid password deal. After stubling around with samaba for a while I found that at some point between the two releases they have disabled lanman authentication as it's rather unsecure and such. And it turns out that is fine, as long as you don't have any windows machines older than XP. So I had to enabled laman authentication in the samba config file by adding the line lanman auth = yes to my /etc/samba/smb.conf file. That did the trick, and now the ancient windows 98 machine can login to the file server again.

posted at: 16:10 | path: /debian | permanent link to this entry

Java applications start with a blank window in awesome wm

I had a problem with opening some java applications in awesome where the app would just come up with a blank screen. It looks like this is due to a bug in java with windows managers that are non-reparenting, which is what awesome is (along with xmonad, dwm, ratpoison, Ion3, etc). Seems you can trick it by impersonating another windows manager which seems to do the trick for me:
sudo apt-get install dwm-tools
wmname LG3D
Reference: http://awesome.naquadah.org/wiki/Problems_with_Java

posted at: 00:40 | path: /debian | permanent link to this entry


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