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Re: [vox-tech] newbie



Mark not to put words in your mouth (keyboard), but did you mean:

If there is no connect light the NIC card might be bad or you are using a
crossover cable by mistake.

Jay

----- Original Message -----
From: "Mark K. Kim" <markslist@cbreak.org>
To: <vox-tech@lists.lugod.org>
Sent: Sunday, January 13, 2002 10:38 PM
Subject: 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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> >
>
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