this has been a very adventurous day for me today.. i've learned a lot and have nearly have everything going the way i wanted it to.. but then i came across a problem..
i was playing with setting up a firewall with iptables.. adding in samba ports 137:139.. i then ran my firewall file.. nothin'.. i could not access my other computers.. i then commented out the lines i added and reran my firewall file..
i'm not sure if it was the first time or the second time i ran the firewall file.. but the internet for linux went out.. although it was still forwarding to my other copmuter fine.. this had happened to me earlier today.. and i found that restarting linux would reset the iptables. and everything would be good..
i have since learned you can add lines to the firewall file that allow it to be reran on the fly and nothing gets screwed up.. as it flushes everything first and then applies the rules.. check it
anyway.. when i restarted linux this time.. everything booted in fine.. i typed in my login name and password.. and then nothing.. the fedora background comes up but there is nothing loading..
all of the start up stuff works. like i have internet on my winxp machine and my website http://jimmyb.homeip.net
is still up.. but i can't do anything on linux.. as the GUI doesn't properlyload up..