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Old 11-19-2009, 08:52 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by cyent View Post
Open up a terminal window and at the prompt type dmesg
myname@mybox:~$ dmesg

It's going to splat a thousand log messages all over your screen. Alas, most of them won't concern samba.

You can either filter out irrelevant jabber. For example my logs have too much cruft relating to fetchmail and usb.

dmesg | grep -viE 'fetchmail|usb'
That is a great factoid! Without your hint, I would have had to resort to much man page searching to figure out that for this command, '-v' does not mean 'verbose', it means to 'inVert' the meaning of the match.

That is something I had no idea how to do.

So again, thanks!
Old 11-20-2009, 02:48 AM   #17
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Hi folks, well its fixed. drastic action, indirctly related to this problem forced a reinstall. No problem there, everything is on diff partions. <phew>

I some how managed to screwup dbus, muttering something anout not being able to open a socket or something.

Well I reinstalled sama out of the box it worked!

Thanks for all your help, over recent days.


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