You’ve got Linux installed and running, but what should you do when the printer spits out lots of gibberish? Or you create a network but only guests can login and users can’t? Or it won’t get connected to the Web–no matter you try?
Solving the innumerable points that arise using a Linux machine or network can be quite a full-time job. Fortunately, Brian Ward has written The Linux Problem Solver to alleviate the pain. The Linux Problem Solver helps solve difficult Linux snafus by integrating troubleshooting techniques with clear explanations and tutorials of Linux tools. With the first half the book centering on configuration tools, and also the second half emphasizing maintenance, this book takes you through the maze of advanced conditions that confront any Linux user or system administrator. An indispensable quick reference, The Linux Problem Solver covers answers to over 100 problems, including the way to:
Troubleshoot complications with printing, filesharing, and connecting to some network.
Configure and install software from source code.
Compile and buy a new Linux kernel.
Debug a network connection and secure a process.
Recover from a head unit crash and forestall serious damage sometime soon.
Each chapter covers a selected Linux downside to a clear therapy for common pitfalls such as symptom, the condition, plus the fix, and you will probably soon understand problems while they arise.
The CD-ROM directly supports it’s contents, with configuration files and lots of programs not incorporated with most Linux distributions. The CD also doubles being an emergency boot disk with diagnostic recovery tools. Together with the ebook, this package is critical for anyone seriously interested in starting or maintaining a Linux network.
Contrary to your license agreement in the publication, all programs within the CD (apart from nvi) are GPL and covered by the GNU Public License. You can get the original source for every binary included for the CD-ROM at http://metalab.unc.edu/pub/Linux and ftp://ftp.gnu.org/pub/gnu . The nvi license are available at http://www.bostic.com/vi/docs/LICENSE.