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Old 09-24-2001, 10:46 AM   #1
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Unhappy Linuxconf, errrr (help)


Is there a default for Linuxconf that I can return to?? In a sort of carefree way, I've played about (well, that's how you learn I guess, but I didn't learn much) & stuffed most of it up.

Hopefully there is a quick "defaults" that can be restored??

Had cable installed today & 2 PC's are now set up with a router. Things are going perfectly with Win98 on each PC.

I try Linux (Redhat7.0) & I errr, got lost....

All help appreciated,

Thanks & Regards

Brad
 
Old 09-24-2001, 12:33 PM   #2
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There's no 'undo' function for linuxconf, as it's simply a (pretty ropey) front end to a very high number of configuration files.

You'd do better to learn to edit files by hand, or use individual set up / config programs.

What has stopped working properly?
 
Old 09-24-2001, 12:46 PM   #3
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There's no 'undo' function for linuxconf, as it's simply a (pretty ropey) front end to a very high number of configuration files.

You'd do better to learn to edit files by hand, or use individual set up / config programs.

What has stopped working properly?
Ummm, it might be more appropriate to ask, "What is still working properly??" Please excuse some of my language, it's not in Linux speak.

OK, GNOME has frozen up, clicks into the grey screen & freezes.

The command lines still looks OK (though not as it originally was), works OK I guess, but floppy didn't mount correctly & the 2 things I would have liked to keep in the event of meltdown & re-installation, have disappeared.

When it boots up, not everything is now "OK", something fails (server orientated) & lpd fails on shutdown as well.

Well, they say a little bit of knowledge is a dangerous thing, seems I know just enough to be fearless (or blind) when wrecking things.
 
Old 09-24-2001, 01:02 PM   #4
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Well, i don't THINK that X should be at all affected by anything linuxconf can change directly. Worth running Xconfigurator again, to see is that will change anything. Worth trying KDE or WindowMaker to see if your problem is GNOME, or X based.

Also have a go at looking at /var/log/messages, only the last 200 lines or so. And see if there's anything with 'not found' nearby it, things like that.
 
Old 09-24-2001, 01:36 PM   #5
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Hmmm. OK, firstly let me say thanks for the help.

Now then, I was able to back up my essential files.

GNOME started OK, but not as it should because I'd played around with linuxconf, so some setting etc weren't accepting.

No mouse action. Not sure how to add one (other than look in XF86Config, but what do I put here??)

If needs be I can put on a serial mouse & it should recognise that & ask for configuration etc.

Anyway, reason I was playing with linuxconf is because I need to get RH running up behind the router asap. Not really sure where to run with this. Router gets DNS assigned automatically. Acts as DHCP. Each PC then picks up the standard IP address of XX.YY.0.2, XX.YY.0.3 etc. Router has first dibs on XX.YY.0.1

It's with the domain names etc in linuxconf that I messed around with (to point of no return?? Hope not)

Not sure how to configure the client in Linux, that's what started this insanity.

It's now 3:30am in Sydney, I think I can be excused a late one with a newly installed cable, but bed is now calling.

So, all help will be eagerly read first thing in the morning. I will probably follow all instructions as closely as possible, so please don't tell me to take my PC & jump from the Harbour Bridge with it

Thanks for all help

Regards

Brad
 
Old 09-24-2001, 03:35 PM   #6
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Even if linuxconf is getting better and better it has a bad habit of messing up the configuration sometimes.
My linuxconf screwed up my configuration for samba when I tried to set it up.
I had to reinstall samba to get back the original smb.conf file.
 
Old 09-25-2001, 12:56 AM   #7
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I bit the bullet & installed RH7.1, although this time I left a lot of the rubbish out. Quite a smooth process this time & it's working very nicely behind the router as well.

Thanks for all replies, much appreciated

Regards

Brad
 
  


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