41 dumb things to check

A list of dumb things to check when troubleshooting computer problems from Tom Limoncelli, author of Time Management for System Administrators. A few examples:

  • Make sure CapsLock is off. (Same for ScrollLock and NumLock)
  • Are both ends of the (power/network/video/etc.) cable plugged in?
  • Use cut-and-paste to copy that variable name to see if it was entered correctly.

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