Originally Posted by cyent
Open up a terminal window and at the prompt type dmesg
It's going to splat a thousand log messages all over your screen. Alas, most of them won't concern samba.
You can either filter out irrelevant jabber. For example my logs have too much cruft relating to fetchmail and usb.
dmesg | grep -viE 'fetchmail|usb'
That is a great factoid! Without your hint, I would have had to resort to much man page searching to figure out that for this command, '-v' does not mean 'verbose', it means to 'inVert' the meaning of the match.
That is something I had no idea how to do.
So again, thanks!