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Linux Troubleshooting for System Administrators and Power Users

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  • Copyright 2007
  • Dimensions: 7" x 9-1/4"
  • Edition: 1st
  • eBook (Watermarked)
  • ISBN-10: 0-13-205523-6
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-205523-9

Linux is a fast-growing operating system with power and appeal, and enterprises worldwide are quickly adopting the system to utilize its benefits. But as with all operating systems, performance problems do occur causing system administrators to scramble into action. Finally, there is a complete reference for troubleshooting Linux–quickly! Linux Troubleshooting for System Administrators and Power Users is THE book for locating and solving problems and maintaining high performance in Red Hat® Linux and Novell® SUSE® Linux systems.

This book not only teaches you how to troubleshoot Linux, it shows you how the system works–so you can attack any problem at its root. Should you reinstall if Linux does not boot? Or can you save time by troubleshooting the problem? Can you enhance performance when Linux hangs or runs slowly? Can you overcome problems with printing or accessing a network? This book provides easy-to-follow examples and an extensive look at the tools, commands, and scripts that make Linux run properly. 

  • A troubleshooting guide for all Linux users: Focuses on common problems with start-up, printing, login, the network, security, and more
  • Restore Linux when boot, startup, or shutdown fails–and reinstall Linux properly when all troubleshooting fails
  • Explains how to use some of the most popular Linux performance tools, including top, sar, vmstat, iostat, and free
  • Handle storage problems and CPU slamming to ensure high Linux performance
  • Solve hardware device problems by deciphering error messages and using the lspci tool
  • Use backup/recover commands and tape libraries to create proper backups
  • Identify and correct remote and network printing problems using spooler commands 

Gone are the days of searching online for solutions that are out of date and unreliable. Whether you are a system admin, developer, or user, this book is an invaluable resource for ensuring that Linux runs smoothly, efficiently, and securely.

Sample Content

Table of Contents

            Preface  xvii

Chapter 1        System Boot, Startup, and Shutdown Issues  1

Chapter 2        System Hangs and Panics  51

Chapter 3        Performance Tools  79

Chapter 4        Performance  107

Chapter 5        Adding New Storage via SAN with Reference to PCMCIA and USB  159

Chapter 6        Disk Partitions and Filesystems  185

Chapter 7        Device Failure and Replacement  229

Chapter 8        Linux Processes: Structures, Hangs, and Core Dumps  253

Chapter 9        Backup/Recovery  285

Chapter 10      cron and at  315

Chapter 11      Printing and Printers  345

Chapter 12      System Security  383

Chapter 13      Network Problems  423

Chapter 14      Login Problems  495

Chapter 15      X Windows Problems  527

        Index  551


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