[SLL] dmesg != console boot messages
Mathew D. Watson
matw at eclipse-optics.com
Wed Mar 23 00:15:52 EST 2005
I noticed that dmesg doesn't report messages I see during boot up, and
it's making it hard to debug this mouse/keyboard/X strangeness I'm
On it one poster says
"yup. dmesg. please note, though, that those are only for the kernel
boot messages. any output afterwards (IE: rc scripts), will not be a
part of dmesg output".
The thread ends without anyone posting how to get those missing messages.
More googling suggested looking in the /var/log directory. Syslog has
some interesting tidbits in it, but it's not a record of the boot process.
Does anyone know of a "sure fire" way to collect all that potentially
useful information that goes whizzing by unit you get the login prompt?
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