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Old 11-25-2008, 03:53 PM   #1
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What is your path on trouble shooting linux systems?


Hi,

I usually have a hackish, not very good way of troubleshooting my systems. I usually follow this pattern (kind of).

1.) Whats the problem?
2.) Do I know a fix off the top of my head -> try it
3.) Look for / read logs -> Does this lead to an answer in my head? -> try it
4.) Google up error codes -> Any solutions? -> try it
5.) Ask LQ.org -> Add content cause I left out a lot of info -> go back to google


For the long timers out there that have been doing this awhile, what is your general troubleshooting steps that you take? I'm looking to improve my process to have speedier and better results on my own.

Thanks,

Charlie
 
Old 11-25-2008, 08:03 PM   #2
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That's actually pretty close to what I do, but I spend more time looking things up online.

Mine kind of looks like this:

1) What is the problem? Does the problem itself spring to mind any possible solution? Try any associated solutions and repeat via information gleaned from any possible solutions.

2) Check distro specific sites for widespread distro problems introduced through by the devs or the like.

3) Google for a general issue.

4) Ask a general linux forum such as LQ.
 
  


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