Originally Posted by ineloquucius
Thought of dmesg, but it's festooned with other messages, so it's hard out there for a noob.
let me take the opportunity to say something about this.
because i stumble upon this sort of reply quite often - the argumentation here seems to be:
that i, or others who have been using linux longer than the self-confessed noob, have some kind of magic ability that makes it easy
for them to read log messages. well, let me tell you, it isn't. it is still very much a pain in the brain. maybe less so than 3 years ago (when I was the noob), but it still is.
and, like in so many social situations (nothing to do with computers!), i have the choice to
a) read the logs for you, thus creating more and more situations for myself where I have to do the dirty stuff (again)
- or -
b) tell you to go through it yourself and learn to actually read it, thus gathering experience and the ability to help yourself.