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Re: Troubleshooting Debian

On Mon, 04 Jun 2012 09:07:06 +0900, DragonDon wrote:

> Greetings all!
> I know this will be a rather difficult thing to answer I think, but are
> there any generic steps listed somewhere on how to troublehshoot a
> problem on a Debian/Linux system?  

Uf... "experience" is our best ally here. I always say that a computer is 
not a fridge :-)

> I understand that each problem can be rather unique on how you approach
> it but I have yet to see a kind of flow-chart or at least some 
> guidelines (did a quick search of the Debian FAQ and the LDP) and
> nothing was immediately obvious.  

I remember a nice flowcharts for debugging the basics of computing 
related problems (mostly hardware) but they were general, not aimed for a 
specific software/OS problem.

> I was kinda looking for a:
> 1/ Check logs.  Insert ways to check various logs (both CLI and GUI) 
> 2/ Type commands (for networks use command A, for video use command B,
> for....)


The nature of the problem will render those step-by-step guides almost 
useless. I mean, depending on the error or misfunctioning you are 
experiencing you'll have to follow different steps; one size does not fit 
all, I'm afraid :-(



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