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Old 02-06-2005, 11:28 AM   #1
chilehead
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troubleshooting how-to?


I was wondering whether if anyone knows whether a how-to exists for basic hardware troubleshooting. I have been using Linux for a year and a half, and still consider myself a newbie because I can't seem to troubleshoot much of anything on my own. I came to Linux from Windows because I wanted to get away from anything associated with Microsoft, and am not as computer savvy as a lot of people that post here. But I want to learn...so that is why I am asking. Can anyone help?
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Old 02-06-2005, 01:44 PM   #2
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chilehead - I don't think there's any single all-encompassing book or other reference that covers all possible problems and their solutions (even if there were it would be next to impossible to keep current) so my question would be if you could provide more details about the issues you are trying to deal with. are you having trouble with video, audio, wireless, etc, and can you provide specific deatils about your hardware, the steps you are taking, and any system messages that are being generated.

Let me also direct your attention to the LQ Answers which cover a wide variety of topics. Good luck with it -- J.W.
 
Old 02-06-2005, 04:58 PM   #3
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Well, thats just the problem....I have had various issues, and the only way I have been able to solve them is by coming to this forum to ask questions. What I am trying to do is to become a little more self-sufficient in Linux. I just don't really know how to go about troubleshooting things on my own as yet. So I wasn't looking for something all-encompassing, but just something that teaches me how to do basic generic troubleshooting. Like how to generate an error log, and what to do with it when I do, etc... I have bought a few books on linux, but they either are way too voluminous or are merely how to configure your desktop, and set up user accounts, etc...

Anyway, that is what I am looking for. Thanks
 
  


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