Visit Jeremy's Blog.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!


  Search this Thread
Old 11-28-2010, 08:37 PM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Sep 2010
Posts: 2

Rep: Reputation: 0
SuSe 11.3

Hi all,

first post so be gentle.

I am having problems with suse 11.3 after upgrade. system locks, so would like to know what logs to start looking into for clues as to what is going on.
Old 11-28-2010, 10:55 PM   #2
Senior Member
Registered: Mar 2005
Location: Kentucky
Distribution: Slackware64-current
Posts: 1,629

Rep: Reputation: 303Reputation: 303Reputation: 303Reputation: 303
What are you doing when the system locks?
What did you upgrade?
Is it X that freezes or some app?

May need a bit more info.
Old 11-28-2010, 11:01 PM   #3
LQ Addict
Registered: Jul 2002
Location: East Centra Illinois, USA
Distribution: Debian stable
Posts: 5,908

Rep: Reputation: 354Reputation: 354Reputation: 354Reputation: 354
Your first recourse is to open a terminal and run dmesg. It will show you boot mssages. If there are errors, they may give you insight into the problem. The list may be longer than one screenful, so pipe the result through less or tail to reduce the amount of file to view at one time.
Examples: dmesg | less # will scroll one page at a time as you press the space bar. also allows you to scroll up and down through the output of dmesg.
dmesg | tail -n 100 # will show you the last 100 lines of the boot message file. can also be piped through less: dmesg | tail -n 100 | less

Look at the logs in /var/log. You have boot.msg, localmessages, as others to peruse for error messages.

PS: Welcome to LQ.

Last edited by bigrigdriver; 11-28-2010 at 11:04 PM.
1 members found this post helpful.
Old 11-29-2010, 07:46 PM   #4
LQ Newbie
Registered: Sep 2010
Posts: 2

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Smile SuSe 11.3 problems

Thanks for help.

It turns out to be a HDD problem - re-istalled to new drive and all problems disappeared - who'd of thought.



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:12 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration