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Mounting a Network Drive (SMB) on Ubuntu

You can mount a shared folder on Windows to a Linux machine with smbclient: Assuming the documents folder is shared with Windows user james on the Windows machine at, it can be mounted on the filesFromWindows directory of user ubuntu’s home directory: If you get an error saying “mount: /home/ubuntu/filesFromWindows/: cannot mount // read-only.”,…

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How to Solve the “Unable to connect to VNC Server using your chosen security setting.” Error on VNC Connection Attempt

When you are trying to connect to Gnome’s screen sharing feature with a VNC client, if you get this error message, disable the encrypted connection setting with: Note: VNC is not a secure connection, even with encryption, unless used with SSH tunnelling! Encryption only encrypts the passwords sent, it does not encrypt the traffic (source).