k..... complete newb here. This is my first day using Linux and I am completely frustrated so please bare with me. I am desperately trying to do a SIMPLE network set up for my home where my laptops, tv etc connect to my Linux based file server/pc. I have read a couple of resources on the topic, installed samba and followed the instructions and have had no luck. I decided to try and find different instructions and try those... I now find my SMB.CONF file is blank. I have tried deleting samba and re downloading a new copy but again, same problem. I guess my question is two foaled; i need to fix samba and secondly configure a windows/linux home network for file share purposes. thank-you!
note: managed to find a back up copy of the smb.conf file so one problem down. Any help on the networking issue would be greatly appreciated! Thank-you.