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Old 06-20-2002, 03:29 PM   #1
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kernel log file

Is there some sort of bootlog? Cause my kernel reports some errors with my mouse, but it is already of the screen before I can read the entire message...

Old 06-20-2002, 03:37 PM   #2
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Sometimes, depending on the distro, you can hit cntrl-alt-f11, and it will show a list of all the services that booted.

If that does not work, type Linuxconf at a command line prompt. This requires root access, so either be logged in as root or su.

In there is a record of logs you can select and look at.
Old 06-20-2002, 03:42 PM   #3
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Try this in the command prompt:


that will show the entire set of messages that appeared on the screen during boot.
Old 06-20-2002, 11:34 PM   #4
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check the file /var/log/messages


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