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Re: Newbie bull brings own china shop.

On Sat, Mar 01, 2003 at 12:07:55PM +0700, Brian Durant wrote:
> If it is OK with you, I would rather not interleave my responses. I just 
> got over some serious eye problems and find that spending too much time 
> editing and working with the dim Debian text output on my daughter's 
> computer, makes my eyes complain a lot. I am trying to keep the eye 
> strain at a tolerable level. I hope you understand.

okay, well then just be extra clear what you're talking about..

> The output of "# tail /var/log/messages" was as follows:
> sda: status=1, message=00, host=0, driver=08
> sda: I/O error: dev 08:00, sector0
> unable to read partition table

that looks like unrelated errors...

> The output of "# tail /var/log/syslog" was as follows:
> named[170]: exiting (due to assertion failure)
> lpd[195]: restarted
> kdm[229]: server /usr/X11R6/bin/ X cannot be executed.
> kdm[219]: Server unexpectedly dies. Server for display : 0 cannot be 
> started, session disabled.

again, unrelated...

> 1 Ethernet adapter :
>     IP Address. . . . . . . . . :
>     Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . :
>     Default Gateway . . . . . . :

okay, and since your other box is, i think it's safe to
assume that your dhcp server is giving out addresses on the
network.  how about trying to manually configure your device then, with:

# /sbin/ifconfig eth0

and then see if you can ping some ip addresses, like:

$ ping

(that's www.google.com).  if that works, you just need to copy the dns
information over too.


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