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Old 06-23-2005, 01:56 PM   #1
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Boot messages

I've gotten my box set up with Slackware 10.0 and am ready to start digging in to make sure everything is working properly. I've seen some error messages flash by and don't know where I can go to access these messages. Are the boot messages put into some log file? If not, how can I set the system up to put these messages into a file? I would like to dig thru and see if there's any real problems.


Old 06-23-2005, 02:20 PM   #2
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You can see kernel boot messages with the command
Boot-time messages that come after the kernel starts tend to go in /var/log/boot.log

You could also try pressing Scroll Lock and shift+PgUp and shift+PgDn to scroll back up; this will only work after the kernel has started and initialised the keyboard driver.

Edit: You may want to use
dmesg | less
to be able to scroll through the output with the cursor keys. (Q to quit.)

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Old 06-23-2005, 02:24 PM   #3
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dmesg is your friend for that one. Trust me, it took me a while to find that out and I was much relieved when I did.

If you man dmesg you'll see a few more good options, especially if yours was like mine and pretty huge.
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Great, thanks for the help. Works like a charm.



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