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Old 01-24-2004, 07:15 AM   #1
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bootup messages /var/log and sanity


hi

In looking at my boot up messages I saw some message that I wanted to check out..... so I looked in /var/log syslog and messages but could not find it.

1) Where do these boot up messages go please?

2) Can I slow down these messages so I can read them with my fading brain cells?

3) Of interest I have a slackware 9.1 dual boot with mdk 9.1. I have some problems with guarddog firewall. So I grabbed a tgz version that had been compiled on a 686 whereas I have a 586.

And I have done a posting on problems I have compiling direct with normal tar files. For your info.

4) I have seen this post
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...+AND+slackware

and my boot up message I am trying to trace now reports a sanity check.
I think it may relate to the difference in kernels. But I can not correct the issue until I can at least find it again somewhere.

so any clues?

If I am too vague I am asking for any assistance on finding all my boot up messages not at this stage trying to solve my sanity check message.
 
Old 01-24-2004, 09:33 AM   #2
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You can use 'dmesg | more' to read the messages from the last boot
 
Old 01-25-2004, 12:52 AM   #3
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thanks Scruff
 
Old 01-31-2004, 09:03 PM   #4
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You can use 'dmesg | more' to read the messages from the last boot
more is good, but if you're trying to preserve your sanity, this is better.
Open a console and type
Code:
dmesg > dmesg01.txt
This will read the contents of dmesg, and output it to the file called dmesg01.txt, where you can read it at your liesure.
I usually number them if I have a problem, so I can see what happens if I change something.
This has saved me from ripping out what's left of my hair when errors go by too fast to read.
 
Old 01-31-2004, 09:06 PM   #5
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lol!!! I hear that.

Though dmesg | less is also very nice. It allows you to scroll fwd and back. Output to a .txt file is cool too. Whatever floats yer boat
 
  


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