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Ok i know nothing about linux or unix. but I was asked to set up this linux as a production server for some application. So this box already has suse 8.2 on it.
Well i feel like a complete idiot trying to tinker around in what may as well be a chinese OS it is so foreign to me.
I get apache installed and running, php, mysql
the last thing i want to do is
use samba so that i can move and edit files on the linux box from the safety and comfort of my windows pc.
well after going through too many google links, i finally found this haven of knowlledge and goodwill .. and im warming to the idea of maybe , possiblly trying to learn how to use this linux thing.
so now for my first trial.
1. i dont know what i did
2. i messed around with smb.conf
3. oh at work, we dont have workgroups, so i put our domain name where it asks for work group.. told you im an idiot.
4. now linux keeps freezing
5. freezing for 10-15 mninutes... with the hard disk light flickering ..like its doing something.
6. i dont even know how to ctrl alt delete. so i just hit hard reset
7. now everytime i have to hit reset after just like 2 minutes because it freezes.
is there a better way to stop this viscous cycle of hard resetting and freezing?
could you post your /var/log/messages file? or better yet, since its so big, email it to firstname.lastname@example.org and I could take a look at it. You might also want to post/send a summary of what applications/processes are running on the machine about the time of the crash. Ill do what I can.