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Re: [vox-tech] newbie



Oh.  I guess it was a confusing sentence.  I meant "It might be a bad
cable or a crossover cable."  I just shortened it.  I guess it could be a
bad NIC, too.

-Mark

On Sun, 13 Jan 2002, Jay Strauss wrote:

> 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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