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Old 12-20-2007, 12:45 PM   #1
JoeFisher57
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Server down, mepis linux


99% of the time, the server with Mepis Linux works just fine. Today isn't one of those days. I've tried changing the workgroup name numerous times. No happy place.

I can't get onto the Internet with the server, whereas normally I can just fine.


I've started the kids in my computer classes saving into their own folders on the server, but now that option isn't there. I have several folders the kids access, but now they can't do that. I've had the kids save projects in their folders on the server, but now they're inaccesible. I really hope to get this fixed!

I checked the cable, it works fine. I've plugged the cable into a port on the router instead of on the switch, but it still won't work.

I suspect that the NI port is bad,I was looking on a linux help site, it said that using the 'arp' command at a command line would tell you if your NIC is working. I typed 'arp' in the Konquerer Konsole shell, but nothing happens.

Joe Fisher
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Old 12-20-2007, 01:07 PM   #2
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What is the output of ifconfig (you might have to be root)? You may just need to bring the interface down and then up again.

Another way to check the connection is to look at the ethernet card and see if the lights are blinking...
 
Old 12-20-2007, 02:35 PM   #3
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No lights on the ethernet port, which is why I suspect a bad Nic.

here's the ifconfig info:
Etho
Link encap: Ethernet HW addr 00:06:5B:83.70
UP Broadcast Multicast
MTU: 1500 Metric 1
RX packets: O errors: 0 dropped: 0 overruns: 0 frame
TX Packets: 0 errors, 0 dropped: 0 overruns: 0 frame
collisions: 0 txquelen:1000
RX bytes:0(0.0.b) Txbytes: 0(0.0.b)
interrupt:177 Base Address:0xc00

Lo
Link encap: Local Loopback
inet address: 127.0.0.1
Mask: 255.0.0.0
UP Loopback running
MTU: 16436 metric:1
Rx Packets:191 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
Tx Packets: errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
collisions:0 txquelen:0
Rx Bytes: 10615(10.3 KiB)
Tx Bytes: 10615 (10.3 KiB)

Joe


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What is the output of ifconfig (you might have to be root)? You may just need to bring the interface down and then up again.

Another way to check the connection is to look at the ethernet card and see if the lights are blinking...
 
Old 12-20-2007, 03:25 PM   #4
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You can try as root ifup eth0 and check to see if you get any errors.
 
Old 12-20-2007, 03:33 PM   #5
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I'll try that, but I really don't have much more time to troubleshoot. I think it's time to Nuke the install.;-)

I'm going to clear off the external hard drive by moving all the files and folders to another windows computer.
I"m then going to format the external hard drive with Fat 32
I'll then get a new version of Mepis, install it and see what happens.

Joe

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You can try as root ifup eth0 and check to see if you get any errors.
 
Old 12-24-2007, 05:23 PM   #6
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Nic

If there is a problem with the nic,then treinstalling will not be of any help.Your best bet is to the and trouble this issue.First you want to ping your loopback address to test the nicing 127.0.0.1 if you get a responce and there is still no light on the nic,then you need to check the port on your router is ok or try a diffrent port. Make sure the ethernet port is up:/sbin/ifconfig eth0 up
 
  


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