On 2/27/21 2:29 PM, Doug McGarrett wrote:
On 2/27/21 5:34 AM, Bob Williams wrote:
On Sat, 27 Feb 2021 01:56:56 -0500 Doug McGarrett wrote:
As mentioned before, I have had a number of times the computer would crash, but not the disaster I went thru a few days ago. This is the symptom: No input from keyboard or mouse affects anything and there is no cursor on screen. Usually two lights on the keyboard will flash. I think numlock and capslock, but not sure it's always those. Is there some file I can look at to try and determine what caused the crash, and if I find it, can it be fixed? Thanx for your expertise--doug
Sounds like a kernel panic https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kernel_panic
The pattern of flashing lights will give the clue as to what went wrong.
Checked the url you provided, and I think I must agree. Now what? There must be an error log somewhere on the system. How do I find it? --doug
Take a look in /var/log/boot.msg, /var/log/boot.log, and /var/log/messages.