Is there a shut down log?

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AndyMH
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Is there a shut down log?

Post by AndyMH » Sun Apr 29, 2018 4:33 am

And if so, where does it live?

The reason I ask is that when I shut down, after cinnamon has closed, an error message flashes up on the screen. Think it might be memory related, but it's only there for about a second - not long enough to read and even trying to take a video with my camera - too blurry to read.

Running cinnamon 18.3 on a T430.
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Re: Is there a shut down log?

Post by kc1di » Sun Apr 29, 2018 4:59 am

There is no Shutdown log as such. Once the local files system is shutdown no further log entries are saved.
What there is will most likely be found in /var/log/kernel.log or /var/log/syslog .
you can try looking at systemd's journel which may reveal something. use this command

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journalctl -b 
you can look through this journal and see if you notice any errors between boots if you append the command with -n250 it will show only the last 250 lines in the journal.
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