Mac OS X Easy File Sharing With Linux KDE and Gnome Desktops on Local Network

December 15, 2013 | By Stalker.

Easy File Sharing macOS X with Linux Desktops

The Short Guide shows you How to SetUp KDE and GNOME Linux Desktops to Sharing Files with macOS X on Local Network.

A Similar Procedure should be Available with Little Effort also for: Xfce, Lxde, Cinnamon, Mate and Enlightenment Linux Desktops.

With this SetUp you will be able to Easily Access the macOS X Drives from a Local Linux Desktop.

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Mac OS X SetUp:

  1. Open Terminal Window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    Easy File Sharing macOS X with Linux Desktops - Open Terminal
  2. Look Up Mac IP:

  3. How to Enable File Sharing on macOS X:

    Mac Enable File Sharing

Linux Desktops SetUp:

  1. Open a Terminal Window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands).

  2. Install the Samba Package:

    • On Ubuntu/Debian/Mint Linux

      sudo su -c "apt-get install samba"
    • On Fedora/CentOS/RHEL Linux

      sudo su -c "yum install samba"
    • On OpenSUSE Linux

      sudo su -c "zypper in samba"
  3. Open File Manager Window.

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