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RE: /var/log/messages(dmesg) ?

On Mon, 22 Feb 2010 23:58:47 -0500 (EST), Hadi Motamedi wrote:
> On Mon, 22 Feb 2010 10:00:57 -0500, Stephen Powell wrote:
>> On Mon, 22 Feb 2010 05:41:04 -0500 (EST), Hadi Motamedi wrote:
>>> My Debian server got hung and when I tried to power cycle it,
>>> I checked its /var/log/messages & /var/log/dmesg with respect to the time
>>> of fault occurance to see what was really happened. But its 'messages'
>>> log does not show anything recorded for about 30 minutes before its
>>> recovery after power cycling. Can you please let me know where is I can
>>> check to find the root cause of failure?
>> You might try /var/log/syslog.
> Thank you.  It contains a lot of info.  Please let me to ask you if
> I can have it on my Red Hat server as well?  Is it just dedicated to
> Debian, as my Red Hat server does not contain /var/log/syslog?

Red Hat is not supported on this list.  And I don't know the answer.
There is probably something equivalent in Red Hat, or at least it is
possible to get the equivalent.  But please don't ask Red Hat support
questions on a Debian forum.

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