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OK, I am taking my first real dive into Linux. SO I will probably be having lots of questions.

I am using Ubuntu on an old Dell PIII machine in my garage as a folding rig and small file share storage (~ 30 gigs of space) and probably to listen to music in the garage once I get some speakers.

For right now, I will not have a monitor on it, so I need to be able to access the desktop from my sig rig running XP Pro. I have already found the Remote desktop info in Ubuntu and think I have that configured correctly, but I want to set up a static IP for the computer for my network. I was looking around but could not find where to set a static IP.
Probably real simple but I just have no idea what I am doing.

Also, for remote desktop, is it just a matter of typing the Ubuntu's IP address in the browser, or do I need a program on my windows machine (like VPN?)?

Thanks for the help.
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answer one your probly using vnc for remote desktop so you need the client on your windows pc, answer 2 heres a website shows you how to setup a static ip you need to do the commands in a konsole.
http://www.cyberciti.biz/tips/howto-...iguration.html
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There's got to be an option for that somewhere in "network" or some similar setting in Administration.
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Ahh, I don't want to have to use konsole. Windows has me spoiled, I like GUI's. It is one of the things that has held me back from using Linux.

Thanks for the VNC info.
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Originally Posted by blupupher View Post
Ahh, I don't want to have to use konsole. Windows has me spoiled, I like GUI's. It is one of the things that has held me back from using Linux.

Thanks for the VNC info.
If you bite the bullet and use the terminal for a while... you'll realize how efficient it can make things...

Anyways, System | Administration | Networking, set your IP manually.
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Yea, I know. I have played with Knoppix some, but really never saw a use for it.
I figured this would be a good experiment for me.

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Ahh, I don't want to have to use konsole. Windows has me spoiled, I like GUI's. It is one of the things that has held me back from using Linux.

Thanks for the VNC info.
windows has people so controlled that they even got enthusiasts scared of terminals? What a shame...

Although you shouldn't need to use the CLI to get a static IP address, the terminal is simpler than windows will have you believe. Think about what it took to learn to navigate through the GUI in windows. It's about the same effort to learn the CLI, except you're not moving through pictures.
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windows has people so controlled that they even got enthusiasts scared of terminals? What a shame...
Yes, yes it is (goes and hangs head in shame...)

Although you shouldn't need to use the CLI to get a static IP address, the terminal is simpler than windows will have you believe. Think about what it took to learn to navigate through the GUI in windows. It's about the same effort to learn the CLI, except you're not moving through pictures.[/QUOTE]

Yea, but with GUI, it is more point and click, no thinking involved really. Having to learn commands and such takes more effort.
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Yea, but with GUI, it is more point and click, no thinking involved really. Having to learn commands and such takes more effort.
Just learn the basic syntax for the basic commands. Then you'll be well on your way. That's all I know, and I do just fine. For example:

cd <directory> = change to <direcotry>
cp <source> <destination> = copy source filename to destination filename
mv <source> <destination> = move (rename) source file to destination file.
rm <file> = delete <file>
sudo <command> = use <command> with root privileges.

If you lean how to use those... You'll know how to use Linux.
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