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crash logs

#1 Post by Lonewolf71 »

How do I check to see if there's any crash logs? I have googled and youtubed but can't figure it out :?

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#2 Post by ticojohn »

Lonewolf71 wrote: 2021-07-20 15:00 How do I check to see if there's any crash logs? I have googled and youtubed but can't figure it out :?
I'm not familiar with crash logs, per say, but two useful tools are dmesg and journalctl. They can both give a lot of information. If your system is running systemd then journalctl should be installed by default. I don't remember for sure but I think that dmesg needs to be installed. There is a lot information available on the web on how to use those tools. Hope you find my response helpful.
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#3 Post by Dai_trying »

Generally speaking logs can be found at /var/log/ some applications have their own folder there. the syslog file is often useful to me but it really depends where the application writes it's logs to.

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Re: crash logs

#4 Post by Lonewolf71 »

I just need to know when an app or something in Debian crashes how to find it and just to check every so often.

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