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#1 2005-02-25 15:32:03

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[Solved...Somewhat] Boot Log

Since thre are no stupid questions here.....

Where do I find the boot log? I've got some things that fail during boot but it scrolls so fast I can't read what they are.

Forgive my ignorance....brand new linux user. I know arch is supposed to be for those already familiar w/linux but I've been reading the forums and the wiki, and the documentation is such that even I, a windows user, should be able to figure all this out...with a little help.

Thanks.

#2 2005-02-25 15:38:31

rasat
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Re: [Solved...Somewhat] Boot Log

Welcome to Arch.

Run in terminal:
dmesg

To make a copy:
dmesg > /<directory>/my_boot_log

To check your hardware download hwd:
pacman -S hwd

Run:
hwd -s

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#3 2005-02-25 15:43:00

arooaroo
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Re: [Solved...Somewhat] Boot Log

And for those who can't read as quickly as rasat:

dmesg | more

Will present the output in page sized chunks.

And for those who are really sophisticated (like me):

dmesg | less

Less is more than more wink

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#4 2005-02-25 15:43:21

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Re: [Solved...Somewhat] Boot Log

thank you very much

#5 2005-02-25 16:32:31

Mith
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Re: [Solved...Somewhat] Boot Log

also
the /var/log/ folger holds a lot of usefull logs like the kernel messages

edit:
folger = folder
folder = directory  :twisted:


ArchLinux (x86_64) w/ kdemod

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#6 2005-02-25 16:34:34

sarah31
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Re: [Solved...Somewhat] Boot Log

Mith wrote:

folger

somebody has coffee on the brain


AKA uknowme

I am not your friend

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#7 2005-02-25 16:35:27

arooaroo
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Re: [Solved...Somewhat] Boot Log

Do Linux users deal in folders? This is a MS invention, no? Directories all the way...

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#8 2005-02-27 01:10:46

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Re: [Solved...Somewhat] Boot Log

tried the things suggested but it didn't show what i was looking for...any other suggestions? During the boot process whilst loading various...things...network and something else fail...where would be the log that shows these things?

#9 2005-02-27 07:28:01

Snowman
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Re: [Solved...Somewhat] Boot Log

Have you looked in the /var/log directory as Mith suggested?
You can check /var/log/everything.log

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#10 2005-02-27 09:16:40

cmp
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Re: [Solved...Somewhat] Boot Log

try removing the first character of /etc/issue so the screen isn't cleard after booting.
and the network is probably not working, because the right modules aren't loaded, try hwd as suggested above.

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#11 2005-02-27 18:11:24

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Re: [Solved...Somewhat] Boot Log

I don't know if i'm blind or what, but I don't see anything in any of the logs pertaining to the network failing. The thing that confuses me is I have internet connectivity so I don't know what the error means. I tried the hwd -s command

Ethernet   : nVidia Corp.|nForce2 MCP Networking Adapter module: forcedeth device: eth0

forcedeth? Doesnt sound good...although that doesn't mean it's bad. :?

Thank you for your help....i've learned from your guy's help and that's what matters (to me)

I guess if it ain't broke don't fix it eh?

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