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Old 08-01-2003, 11:02 PM   #1
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how to view logs of boot up?


I think I saw some error messages during boot up but they ran out of the screen too fast for my eyes to capture what they said. Is there a log file(or files?) which stores the messages showed during boot up?

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Old 08-01-2003, 11:32 PM   #2
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The boot messages will be in a file in the /var/log drectory. The most likely name for the boot log is /var/log/boot.msg
 
Old 08-01-2003, 11:51 PM   #3
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try the command dmesg or looks into your /var/log fliles
 
Old 08-02-2003, 03:43 AM   #4
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Thanks guys but I couldn't find the errors I saw in /var/log. A "ls" in that dir shows these files.

XFree86.0.log iptraf/ nfsd/ samba/ syslog
XFree86.0.log.old kdm.log nvidia-installer.log scripts/ wtmp
apache/ lastlog packages/ scrollkeeper.log
cron maillog proftpd.log secure
debug messages removed_packages/ setup/
faillog news/ removed_scripts/ spooler

I looked through all the text files but still couldn't find a clue. Some of them are binary files. Btw, I am using Slackware 9.0. And I think the errors are something to deal with loading modules on boot up. Any ideas?

Thanks again.
 
Old 08-02-2003, 04:32 AM   #5
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dmesg|less
 
  


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