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General Troubleshooting Steps For Linux

In today’s date Linux operating system is growing at a fast pace. The Linux operating system is well equipped with proper appeal that is why it has been accepted worldwide. As far as performance is concerned, there is no alternative to it. Still sometimes there may arise some problem with the operating system. Here we present the steps to troubleshoot the Linux operating system. This article will extensively explain you, how to troubleshoot the various problem in Linux operating system.

Points to be checked in hardware:

Before proceeding for Linux trouble shooting there are few points which you have to be take care. First of all make sure all the hardware is in proper place.

RAM Information: You can give cat / proc / meinfo command to check the property of the RAM. Also this command will let you know the amount of RAM you can do. In addition to that cat / proc / meinfo / head – n 1 is another command which will open up the RAM and take a peek. In addition to that there is another command which will show you all the string (plain text) values in ram. The command is sudo dd if=/dev/mem | cat | strings.

CPU Info:

During the course of Linux trouble shooting you might want to know the property of CPU, how much of CPU is being used by the operating system. In order to know the status and property of CPU the command used is cat /proc/cpuinfo and the other command used for this propose is top.

Temperature of CPU:

Don’t forget to check the temperature of the CPU during the process of troubleshooting. The temperature of the CPU can be checked with the command cat / proc/ acpi/ thermal_zone/ THRM/ temperature.

List out all the PCI and USB Devise:

The command used to list out the PCI and USB Device is 1spci. At the same time 1sub is the command used to check the list of USB use list.

How much hard drive space left:

Df-h is the command which will let you know the amount of drive space left in our system. This will also help you during the troubleshooting of Linux operating system.

Sometime the hard drives are connected to a system and what name was given them in the Linux directory. This information can be obtained with the command sudo fdisk –l.

These are the command used during the process of troubleshooting of Linux operating system for hardware. Similarly there exists command for software also, which follows this article. Keep visiting this place for all updates in troubleshooting.