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Old 12-29-2005, 09:33 PM   #1
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Can't start Samba


Hi-
I can't seem to start Samba. As the root user I get the message:
> service smb start
smb: unrecognized service
Samba ran the day before. Where do I turn to debug this?
Thanks.
Scott
 
Old 12-29-2005, 10:38 PM   #2
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Some questions for your debugging process...

Is the smb script still in /etc/rc.d/init.d? If so, is it executable? What do you get when you check the service with chkconfig (try man chkconfig)? Are there errors in /var/log/messages, /var/log/syslog or /var/log/samba/* ? What is the output of:

Code:
ps ax | grep '[sn]mbd'
 
Old 12-30-2005, 12:58 PM   #3
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Thanks. I took the misfortune and turned it into the opportunity of a clean install and got my Fedora Core updated from v2 to v4. Thanks again.
Scott
 
Old 12-31-2005, 04:42 AM   #4
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