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hello everyone I'm sure that somoene else has posted this topic before but i couldnt find it anywhere, and for that (posting it again) I apologise! - can anyone tell ...
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    boot-up file


    hello everyone

    I'm sure that somoene else has posted this topic before but i couldnt find it anywhere, and for that (posting it again) I apologise! - can anyone tell me where to find the-text file that has the boot-up log in it?

    I just compiled and installed the new linux kernel2.6.15 on a toshiba laptop running slackware 10.2, but during boot I saw a few 'failed' calls and I wanted to take a closer look at it after booting to see where the problemem is, - embarassing enought tho I dont remember the name of that log-file, or where it is!

    anyone?
    thanx
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    Look in /var/log for various log files.

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    Slackware doesn't have a boot.log. Instead of wading around all the files in the /var/log folder, take a look at dmesg log file as that is the best source for boot info.

    System messages are logged in /var/log/messages, system warnings logged in /var/log/syslog, mail movements in /var/log/maillog, authentication records in /var/log/secure and general debug information in /var/log/debug.
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    thank you very much!
    that is what I was looking for
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