LMDE 201403 Cinnamon 64bit
I've noticed when shutting down that there's an error message associated with Plymouth but I've never managed to read it. I'd like to know what it says. And if I can do anything to fix it.
Where do messages issued when shutting down get logged ? It seems dmesg, that I've been pointed to before, is only for bootup messages, but that may be incorrect. If it is incorrect, what is dmesg used for ?
In fact, is there a list of what the many and various log files that are in /var/log are used for ?
I've searched the forums, and come across mention of 'Log File Viewer'. As best I can see, it is not part of LMDE, at least it's not in the Menu. Nor can I find it in Synaptic Package Manager. Is this an obsolete program ? Or only applicable to Linux Mint versions other than LMDE ?
Lastly, and ironically, from the description of Plymouth in Synaptic Package Manager (which shows Plymouth is installed) it seems it may be the tool I am looking for to browse log files ! However, Plymouth is not in the Menu. How do I invoke it ? As the description says it is Graphical, I assume I don't invoke it in a terminal.