Porch light electrical issue?

Our house was built in 1941. When we had our inspection, the porch light worked just fine. Now it doesn't work at all. Yes, we have tried new bulbs. The strange thing is that there is a switch outside our door, which may be for an outdoor outlet, and a switch inside our door. We've tried various methods of... show more Our house was built in 1941. When we had our inspection, the porch light worked just fine. Now it doesn't work at all. Yes, we have tried new bulbs. The strange thing is that there is a switch outside our door, which may be for an outdoor outlet, and a switch inside our door. We've tried various methods of switching one off, the other one, both on...but there is also a motion sensor thingamabob (technical term) outside near the light. Could this be the source of our problem? Any suggestions, aside from a costly electrician? Easy fixes we can do.
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