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  1. took between 2 and 4 hours, but I just checked on it again and it is up and running. My HW specs are in my sig. The disk is 500G. I didn;t expect it to take hours. I wish there was a warning that it may take a long time or something like that...
  2. I accidentally powered the computer off while it was running. Now it won't start, it says something about errors on the filesystem and forcing a check, and nothing appears to be happening, no progress bar, no nothing. I think I hear harddive activity once in a while, is it doing a very long HW check (>45 minutes) without showing any progress (or warning that it will take a long time) or is it "stuck" and how do I fix it? I did something similar years ago and had to re-install because what4ever repair procedure I was told to do at hte time screwed up all kid of things. I thought linux was past that now. Thoughts? Advice? Running Mandriva 2007.1, I think he system disk is fs3, but not sure what filesystem the data disk that it's stuck on is, either fs3 or FAT(32?).
  3. Ever since I installed the Spring release, the services on my machine are not reliable. I'd had ddclient stop working, I've had nmbd (part of samba) stop working, and I've had ssh stop working. doing a "Service <whatever> restart" seems to fix the problem (and confirms that the service was stopped). How do I figure out why the services die? Is Spring 2007 that unstable?
  4. What the ??!?!?!? it's back! There was a power outage while I was on a business trip, I had my wife power up the machine but there were some strange issues with connectivity, including my inability to log into remotely over SSH (this kind of things always seem to happen when I'm on the road) so I'm back from my trip, and there is again a SLIP interface on my system: sl0 Link encap:Serial Line IP inet addr: P-t-P: Mask: UP POINTOPOINT RUNNING NOARP MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1 RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0 TX packets:65972 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0 collisions:0 txqueuelen:10 RX bytes:0 (0.0 B) TX bytes:18526846 (17.6 MiB) there is also the same stange line in my modprobe.conf (I didn't note the weird garbage characters last time, so I don;t know if they're the same, I think not, but not sure) alias sl0 ÃÃ÷· åï^H^X How do I find out what is populating this line and how do I make it stop? the first time this happened was after a "blanket" security update, so I'm guessing I'm running into a bug that improperly detects the interface on boot?
  5. yet MCC was letting me fill in wireless options for it...
  6. So there was a new interface showing up in ifconfig: sl0 it did show up in the MCC too I have no idea where it comes from. MCC seems to think it's part of my motherboard, and it looks like it thinks it's a wireless card? I tried to remove it from MCC but it didn't seem to work what brought it up to my attention was that when I turned it off IPv6 in modprobe.conf, I noticed the "alias sl0 <bunch of garbage?>" the "garbage being random characters like "#@$^#$%G" I removed that line and everything looks fine How sl0 made it there in the first place is a total mystery
  7. What the? ifconfig showed an IPv6 address, I turned off IPv6 by modifying /etc/sysconfig/network and modprobe.conf still not working though
  8. update: booted off Ubunty Edgy live CD and it accesses the Internet just fine, so it's not hardware or infrastructure (swithc, DSL modem, ...)
  9. My screensaver stopped working. I happens sometimes after I watch a movie, I think the video player disables the screensaver and never re-enables it. I don;t know how to fix that, so I generally reboot (yeah, yeah...) So after the comp comes back up, I have no internet access. All the other computers plugged in the same switch work fine (all of them windows, but I don't think that's relevant), but this oen stopped working I can ping the other computers and it works Now here is what surely is a clue but I don;t know what to make of it: I fired up wireshark, type ping www.yahoo.com, and nothing happens. I *don't* see any outgoing traffic (DNS to fins yahoo for example) So I think maybe this is a DNs issue, so I ping which is one of the yahoo server: same thing, wireshark doesn't even show the outgoing ping, let alone a response If I do a local ping on my network, I see the ping and the response... so I'm stumped, no idea what broke, how I may have done it, and how to fix it.
  10. I am talking about the server, not the client. I want to be able to connect to my linux desktop from somewhere else (say, at work, over ssh, or from my laptop on my couch). so I will run a VNC client at work or the laptop (both windose machine) to remote control my KDE desktop. by the way it's not ssh overhead, I use ssh from work but not on my LAN
  11. I always had troun;e with accessing my desktop remotely using a VNC client and Krfb (built in KDE). The worse is when I type, it seems to drop keys, although sometimes it will repeat the key many times on a single keystroke. This even happens at home over my LAN so I doubt it's bandwidth related. The problem seems to have become worse lately, I did a "blanket" upgrade of many of my installation's components to pick up security fixes a while back, so it may have started happening then, although I can't swear to it. Any suggestions?
  12. A few days ago I discovered that my samba server didn't work properly because nmbd was not working properly or not running. Today I discovered that the ddclient daemon, which refreshes my dyndns entry was not running either, putting my dyndns account at risk of being deleted, which means that it has not been running for 30 days or so. Is it normal to have daemons/service stop like this? Is there a mechanism to automatically restart them should they crash?
  13. Running wireshark showed that the computer was not running the naming service (the computer was not answering the broadcast for tis name). I had to restart it.
  14. Does the webmin overwrite your settings the way it used to? I also looked at my smb.conf by hand and I can't figure what if anything changed, so it may not be the issue, althoguh smb.conf is one of those linux black arts, like sendmail conf files...
  15. restart smbd to no avail. What is the "proper" way to edit smb.conf nowadays? I generally do it by hand because the other used to be incompatible (they overwrote everything rather than start from the config in the file), has the wrord change since I last tried to use those web based configuration tools (a few years ago)
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