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Old 11-28-2010, 09:37 PM   #1
gordons49
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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, 11:55 PM   #2
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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 11-29-2010, 12:01 AM   #3
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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; 11-29-2010 at 12:04 AM.
 
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Old 11-29-2010, 08:46 PM   #4
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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.

Gordon
 
  


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