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Empty boot.log and dmesg.log files

Offline alext

Empty boot.log and dmesg.log files
« on: October 22, 2020, 05:10:34 PM »
Looking at /var/log/boot.log and dmesg.log I find that both logs are empty.
This is also reported when using the SME Server Manager > View Log Files command.
Is there an option to turn on boot logging?


(SME server 9.2)

Offline ReetP

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Re: Empty boot.log and dmesg.log files
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2020, 05:30:16 PM »
Is there an option to turn on boot logging?
(SME server 9.2)

dmesg is not a normal log.


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If you want to view boot logs then look in /var/log/messages - they should be in there.

I think the /var/log/boot.log is an anachronism and looks like it was deprecated.

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