I installed Linux CNC on an older computer about a year ago. It came with debian wheezy. Everything works great but now I want to send CNC files to this computer from my desktop windows 10 computer where I build my g code files. I will try to describe my failures:
# apt-get install samba
#apt-get install samba-client
I go to my file system and click on "etc" and then "samba" then "smb.conf"
I make some minor changes and click "save"
I get the error message "Can't open file to write"
I'm sure you can tell that I know zero about Linux programming.
When I go to my Windows computer and look at the network, the linux computer does not show up in connected devices. If I log on to my router the linux computer shows up with the name debian.
That's where I am and it took all day to get here.
All I want to do is send g-code files from my Windows computer to the Linux computer.
Help would be appreciated.
You need to use text editor with super-user privilegies to edit files inside /etc/ folder. I would recommend you to do this from console - you only need to enter there the sudo command behind the editor command. For example: sudo nano /etc/samba/smb.conf. You will be asked for your password and then, if the password will be entered properly, will be able to save changes to files inside /etc/.