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Old 04-16-2004, 07:23 PM   #1
davidas
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How to view bootup messages? (screen scrolls too fast)


Before reaching the display manager, the screen has lines of bootup messages. I saw some lines mentioning about some modules not found. One of them is microcode module (couldn't catch the rest). However, when I do a
Code:
dmesg | grep -i microcode
, it is not found.

Does dmesg holds the complete log of the bootup messages? If not, is there any way for me to retrieve and view the complete log of the bootup messages?

Thanks !
 
Old 04-16-2004, 07:41 PM   #2
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use quotes around microcode
 
Old 04-16-2004, 08:54 PM   #3
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It can't be found still, even with quotes. The error message goes along the line "... can't locate module ...". So, I tried
Code:
dmesg | grep -i locate
, but 'locate' can't be found in dmesg too.

Thanks !

Quote:
Originally posted by coindood
use quotes around microcode
 
Old 04-17-2004, 10:27 AM   #4
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dmesg | more
or
dmesg | less

can scroll as fast as you want it....
 
Old 04-17-2004, 05:58 PM   #5
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Re: How to view bootup messages? (screen scrolls too fast)

Quote:
Originally posted by davidas
Before reaching the display manager, the screen has lines of bootup messages. I saw some lines mentioning about some modules not found. One of them is microcode module (couldn't catch the rest). However, when I do a
Code:
dmesg | grep -i microcode
, it is not found.

Does dmesg holds the complete log of the bootup messages? If not, is there any way for me to retrieve and view the complete log of the bootup messages?

Thanks !
Check in the file /etc/default/bootlogd and see if it is set to Yes if so then in /var/log/boot you should be able to see the entire messages if not set it to Yes then you will be able to check after the next boot.
 
Old 04-18-2004, 02:48 AM   #6
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what i like to do is

dmesg > /home/derfaust/Desktop/d

it will redirect the dmesg to a text file called "d" on your dektop that way you can just look at it with a text editor

or just dmesg > d

will just dump it to a file called "d" right where you are..

in either case you can VERy easily look at your dmesg output...

hope that helps
 
Old 04-18-2004, 10:37 AM   #7
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well, i use my favourite texteditor and open /var/log/dmesg
 
  


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