[SATLUG] Printing Mystery Might be OT .

David Kowis dkowis at shlrm.org
Tue Dec 23 23:09:28 CST 2008


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scs at worldlinkisp.com wrote:
|> My first ? is why did the printer command reboot my entire machine.
|> Second if I duplicate this failure where do I look for clues about why
|> the failure panicked the OS?? What CLI code do I use?
| ------------------------------------------
| cd  /var/log ; cat messages   and see what it reported.
|
| Note: if you don't purge this file regularly it will be rather long, once
| done viewing it < rm messages > will make it virgin again.
|
| HTH  Lou
|
|

Might I reccomend using less instead of cat
less /var/log/messages

Far easier to manage.

I don't usually blow away my log files, most linux setups nowadays have
log rotation built in.

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David Kowis

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