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RE: [vox-tech] newbie



When you say "no signal coming from the Linux box", do you mean no
blinking data lights or no connect light?  If it's the connect light, it
might be a bad or crossover cable.  If it's the data light, the routing
table might be misconfigured.

-Mark

On Sun, 13 Jan 2002, Kevin Dawson wrote:

> Hi Marc,
>
> Thank you for the nice troubleshooting guide. As some people suggested
> here, today I bought a small 10basedT hub at Fry's electronic. Its LEDs
> are telling me that no signal is coming from the Linux box. On the other
> hand, the laptop's side is shining green and flashing when pings come
> from the laptop. On the Linux system, ifconfig writes nice things about
> eth0. It even lists its MAC address. I'm tempted to take the computer to
> the next Installfest.
>
> Thank you,
> 	Kevin
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: vox-tech-admin@lists.lugod.org
> [mailto:vox-tech-admin@lists.lugod.org] On Behalf Of Marc Hasbrouck
> Sent: Sunday, January 13, 2002 7:37 PM
> To: vox-tech@lists.lugod.org
> Subject: Re: [vox-tech] newbie
>
> Well, lets see. These are the questions I start with
> when trouble shooting a LINUX/SAMBA/Windows problem.
>
> 1. Can you ping one system from the other?
> 2. If yes skip to 5 below.
> 3. Check to see if the cable is a crossover cable like
> is should be. If no, get a crossover cable and go to
> step 1.
> 4. Are the IP addresses and net masks on Windows and
> Linux set correctly. I.E. Windows 192.168.1.10, Linux
> 192.168.1.11, both having a netmask of 255.255.255.0.
> If no, correct.
> 5. Is the workgroup for the windows systems that same
> as the one set in the /etc/smb.conf file on the Linux
> system? If no, correct.
> 6. If yes, can the windows system see the Linux system
> in Network Neighborhood? If no, we got problems that
> need more specific info. If yes, is there an error
> message you get when trying to open the Linux system
> icon from windows on the laptop?
>
> What this boils down to is that I need to know where
> the failure is occuring. Is it hardware?,
> configuratuion? lack of documentation?, something
> else?
>
> Marc
>
>
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