Help answer threads with 0 replies.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!


  Search this Thread
Old 05-31-2009, 12:06 AM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: May 2009
Posts: 3

Rep: Reputation: 0
SUSE 9.3 server, xp workstations. Now, workstations can't reconnect after reboot

I am SURE this is something simple.

I have SUSE 9.3 server and multiple XP workstations. All has worked fine, for years, until today. A user reported not being able to access his home directory (or any shared directory). The user said this happened before any reboot, but a reboot or booting up a cold machine has been the only way I could reproduce the problem. I worried at first that something was wrong with the data/server, but all other machines I have checked that were connected this morning were still working properly--accessing directories and could view and open files--this afternoon.

Workstations that have booted up since the problem began get an ip address from the server and can ping the server by ip; they can access the internet. I receive the "cannot reconnect all network drives" error and cannot access anything using the previously mapped network drives.

This morning, I was in YAST but, to my knowledge did not make any changes. I was also in Samba to check on connections and open files. While in the Samba (which I access using firefox) I browsed several tabs which I normally do not visit. Again, I made no changes. I am the first to admit that clearly, I must have changed something...

I had the assistance of an advisor/specialist to create this network and I have limited skills (sufficient to this point) in mananging it. Unfortunately, I am unable to contact that person at this time.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you in advance.
Old 05-31-2009, 09:11 AM   #2
LQ Newbie
Registered: May 2009
Posts: 3

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Would this be a case where rebooting the server might restore the correct start up options?

Is there any harm in trying this?
Old 05-31-2009, 11:05 AM   #3
LQ Newbie
Registered: May 2009
Posts: 3

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Smile AHA moment...problem solved.

It was something simple...I had accidently stopped nmdb...I was so sure I had not done that I was looking for something more complex. The symptoms I had pointed straight to that so in today's round of trouble shooting, I checked that first. To my delight, it worked.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Linux Server, XP workstations for classroom Reefcrazed Linux - Software 2 10-21-2008 11:17 AM
Replacing windows workstations with linux workstations jdw52 Linux - General 4 09-26-2008 05:37 AM
LXer: Sun backs SuSE on x64 workstations LXer Syndicated Linux News 0 04-04-2007 01:31 PM
server runs redhat , workstations win 2k ,workstations cannot connect to internet snkambule Linux - Networking 7 04-27-2005 10:08 AM
many workstations, one music server - need opinions d33pdream Linux - General 4 03-05-2003 10:51 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:31 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration