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Old 04-16-2006, 06:55 PM   #1
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boot message


Hello all,

I feel like a nerd asking this, but isn't a log kept from boot time? Where do I find it? I can't believe I'm this brain dead today!
When FC5 is booting I can see the details but after boot and login I'd like to review it. I've looked in /var/log... nothing.
Where do I look?

Thanks,

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Old 04-16-2006, 07:38 PM   #2
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try
Code:
dmesg
and have a look at other files in /var/log
 
Old 04-16-2006, 07:42 PM   #3
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oops sorry, i see you did
you may need to configure logging. is syslogd or klogd running
Code:
ps -ef | grep log
I've never used Fedora, so don't know how to make these start at boot, at least they are something to google (or other more ethical search engine) for.
 
Old 04-16-2006, 09:07 PM   #4
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As per above, dmesg is what I use most - pipe it to less. Doesn't get the messages from the various init scripts though - probably need something like bootlog for that.
 
  


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