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borgward
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Logs

Postby borgward » Sat Jan 26, 2013 2:05 am

where does mint store messages about I/O errors? how do I access them?

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Re: Logs

Postby caf4926 » Sat Jan 26, 2013 2:10 am

The most significant log is
/var/log/messages

open a terminal and do

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sudo cat /var/log/messages > /home/yourusername/messages.txt


*replace yourusername with the username you use for login

The resulting file can now be found in your home folder

You may need to chown it

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sudo chown yourusername messages.txt
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Re: Logs

Postby borgward » Sat Jan 26, 2013 2:21 am

mint ~ $ sudo cat /var/log/messages > /home/abc/messages.txt
cat: /var/log/messages: No such file or directory

-mint /var/log $ ls
alternatives.log auth.log.3.gz cups dpkg.log.1 kern.log.2.gz mintUpdate.history speech-dispatcher syslog.7.gz Xorg.0.log.old
alternatives.log.1 auth.log.4.gz dmesg faillog kern.log.3.gz news syslog udev Xorg.20.log
apt boot dmesg.0 fontconfig.log kern.log.4.gz pm-powersave.log syslog.1 ufw.log
aptitude boot.log dmesg.1.gz fsck lastlog pm-powersave.log.1 syslog.2.gz unattended-upgrades
aptitude.1.gz bootstrap.log dmesg.2.gz hp mail.err pm-suspend.log syslog.3.gz upstart
auth.log btmp dmesg.3.gz installer mail.log pm-suspend.log.1 syslog.4.gz wtmp
auth.log.1 btmp.1 dmesg.4.gz kern.log mdm pycentral.log syslog.5.gz wtmp.1
auth.log.2.gz ConsoleKit dpkg.log kern.log.1 mintsystem.log samba syslog.6.gz Xorg.0.log

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Re: Logs

Postby caf4926 » Sat Jan 26, 2013 2:38 am

OK
My bad
I had another hat on.

syslog ? may help it's in the same place and of course dmseg
Both those are readable as user
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