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Old 04-05-2002, 09:39 AM   #1
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Cool log


Hi everyone!

I am real newbie in Linux and have several little question about administration. I've just installed Linux. When I load one I view on the screen that some services failed, but I cannot precise resolve which service failed because messages on the screen are scrolling very fast. My question is - where I can find log of the last boot? And more one. How can I be shure that system is started correctly and all is right?

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Old 04-05-2002, 09:57 AM   #2
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i think if you hold down shift and press the page up and page down buttons, you can scroll up and see what the text that is flashing by says. In my system i think the logs are in /var/~log
 
Old 04-05-2002, 10:10 AM   #3
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i think if you hold down shift and press the page up and page down buttons, you can scroll up and see what the text that is flashing by says. In my system i think the logs are in /var/~log
Thanks for your answer, but may be there are some methods commands/utils for log viewing?
 
Old 04-05-2002, 12:12 PM   #4
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After you startup and login you can do:

dmesg |less

That'll allow you to see the startup process, etc... and scroll up and down. /var/logs hold the most information and although it's not a fancy gui, you can open each log in any editor on the commandline to view them also like:

vim /var/log/syslog OR

You can have them print to stdout (to the screen) by doing something like a:

cat /var/log/syslog |less (you can use |more instead of less, but less is more).

The last boot is usually in /var/log/messages and any errors are in /var/log/syslog. But i'd just cd over to /var/log and read them all to see what they are reporting.
 
  


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