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Users / Please Help - 0810 keeps dropping my internet connection
« on: November 29, 2009, 12:00:51 pm »
Hi and thanks to everyone who has contributed to this amazing project.

I have been running a 710 hybrid for over a year now - it has proved to be a totally reliable gateway, DHCP server and firewall as well as a media server for all the PCs around the house.

A few weeks ago I decided to install the beta 810. Everything appeared to go smoothly - I read everything I could on the forums and wiki and followed all the instructions and it appeared to pay-off.

After a few hours however, all the PCs in the house lost internet connectivity. After many frustrating days I have determined that the gateway seems to stop working after a certain amount of traffic has passed. If traffic is low it will last up to 4 or 5 hours but if I download large files or watch movies online then it will crap out sooner.

All my hardware is exactly the same as before in my very stable 710 system.

This output from ifconfig shows my network card setup:

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charlie@dcerouter:~$ ifconfig
eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:17:31:8a:2f:3b
          inet addr:  Bcast:  Mask:
          inet6 addr: fe80::217:31ff:fe8a:2f3b/64 Scope:Link
          RX packets:15102 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:108818 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:3472726 (3.4 MB)  TX bytes:16448632 (16.4 MB)

eth1      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:05:1c:1b:35:14
          inet addr:  Bcast:  Mask:
          inet6 addr: fe80::205:1cff:fe1b:3514/64 Scope:Link
          RX packets:40198 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:38378 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:42401014 (42.4 MB)  TX bytes:4414124 (4.4 MB)
          Interrupt:17 Base address:0xb400

lo        Link encap:Local Loopback
          inet addr:  Mask:
          inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
          UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:16436  Metric:1
          RX packets:45840 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:45840 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
          RX bytes:5720744 (5.7 MB)  TX bytes:5720744 (5.7 MB)


I have noticed a repeating problem in the syslog viewer that seems to indicate one of the pcs on the network may be doing something wierd:

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2009-11-29 23:33:13 dcerouter named[5498] client RFC 1918 response from Internet for
2009-11-29 23:33:46 dcerouter named[5498] client RFC 1918 response from Internet for
2009-11-29 23:34:15 dcerouter named[5498] client RFC 1918 response from Internet for[/tt]

Am I on the right track here? If so, how can I determine what is causing this? Also, why did it all work fine with 710 and when I eliminate LMCE 810 and use my adsl router as a gateway?

Any assistance or ideas would be much appreciated.

many thanks

Users / Trying to get the latest nvidia drivers installed in my diskless MD
« on: September 24, 2008, 12:32:06 pm »
I have managed to get a diskless MD installed but need to upgrade the video drivers cause the graphics sucks and I can't even read the fonts in KDE. I have motherboard: ASUS M2N SLI NVIDIA nForce560 SLI ATX and Graphics card: ASUS EN8400GS Silent 512MB PCI-E HD-TV DVI-I HDCP

There is lots of advice in the forums and wiki on how to upgrade drivers in a core/hybrid (using envy or "sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-<version>" as per the "Display Drivers" entry in the wiki. However, the only reference to installing in an MD is "Instructions for installing the latest nVidia driver on your media directors can be found in the upgrading the kernel wiki."

Question 1. Do I have to upgrade the kernel first or can I skip to the instructions titled "Video Drivers"
Question 2. How do I know the correct name of the driver to download with the wget command?
Question 3. Isn't there an easier way to do this?

Thanks for any help you can give - I am recording all my steps, successes and failures in the wiki under user setups which I hope will be useful to someone in the future.

I have discovered that by setting resolution to 800X600 I can get a usable kde session so if I can install the drivers from there it may be the way to go ??? Using envy perhaps - I have seen this mentioned but do not know if it is recommended ???

Users / Can you use the core as a samba print server?
« on: August 15, 2008, 06:02:50 am »
I would like to do this but can find no reference to how to do it in the wiki or the forums.
Is it safe to edit smb.conf or will it get overwritten by LMCE?
If it is safe can someone tell me what to do to it?

Users / Using the Core as a fileserver for the family
« on: August 12, 2008, 10:06:00 am »
I am new to lmce and only have a basic understanding of linux although I have been a keen user of ubuntu for a number of years.
I have boggled my brain searching for an answer to this so I hope I have not missed anything really basic.

I have successfully got a hybrid machine installed and working.
After initial installation I added a 1T internal hard drive which the core picked up and I told it to use the LMCE file structure.

I have been adding media to this disk and the core has successfully detected it and added it to its database.

I have copied the media to the following shares using my ubuntu samba client:

It all works like a charm.

Now for my problem.
I wanted to set up a share on the core for the family to use for documents, spreadsheets, accounting files etc. This is so I can decommission my old file server which is getting dated.
So, using the kde desktop on the core I copy all the files from my old fileserver to here:

The problem is that when I do this I cannot get write access to the directory from the vista or ubuntu samba clients.
I have tried every combination of owner:group including root:root, root:public, charlie:charlie, root:charlie and the permissions are drwxr-xr-x (755) on the directories and -rwxr--r-- (744) on the files. My samba clients all connect as user charlie.

While writing this I have stumbled upon a work-around so for me a solution from the gurus is not important. However, I spent so much time on the problem that I figured I can save a headache or two so I will post anyway.

My simple work around is to create and populate the directory from the samba client machine not the core. (As I did with the media (yes, I know, that should have been a clue 2 days ago))
This results in directories and files with owner/permissions of charlie:charlie and drwxr-xr-x (755) and -rwxr--r-- (744).
Even though I used chown to duplicate this from the core, I could not get it to work. Perhaps the problem was not related to owner or permissions. ???
An explanation would give me closure....

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