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Date:      Mon, 26 Jan 2004 21:28:42 +0300
From:      Yuri GV <rainbreath@hotpop.com>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: System Startup Messages
Message-ID:  <opr2eax4sdaaei1e@smtp.hotpop.com>
In-Reply-To: <6.0.1.1.2.20040126092031.01be6ec0@mail.at-vantage.com>
References:  <4012089D.40706@cal.berkeley.edu> <6.0.1.1.2.20040126092031.01be6ec0@mail.at-vantage.com>

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On Mon, 26 Jan 2004 09:20:45 -0600, Lance E. Lott 
<lancelot@at-vantage.com> wrote:

> type: dmesg
>
> Lance
>
>
> At 11:54 PM 1/23/2004, you wrote:
>
>> I'm running a FreeBSD machine with no head (e.g. no monitor installed to
>> the machine).
>>
>> Is there a way to view the statup messages from the system once the
>> machine is up and running via SSH?  What is the name of the file that
>> would have the messages (specifically any output sent to the terminal 
>> with
>> regards to detecting and installing devices)?
>>
>> --
>> Rishi Chopra
>> http://www.ocf.berkeley.edu/~rchopra


Hi. Startup messages are kept in /var/log/dmesg.today.
You can view it as root.
Dig other files in /var/log. There are many interesting logs.

breath



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