On 2/27/21 4:09 PM, Carlos E. R. wrote:
On 27/02/2021 20.29, 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?
As we told you before, on leap you would find it on /var/log/messages (it is a file) and journalctl (it is a command). On Tumbleeweed it is only on journalctl.
It is always the same log, for everything, it doesn't change. Take a note of that, please. Run the command "journalctl" on a terminal.
But you need the log of the previous session. Instructions in "man journalctl".
Yes, I had looked at journalctl. It went all the way back to last November! At any rate, for the dates in question, I didn't find a smoking gun, only a bunch of problems. (inodes were regenerated, for one.) I think it would take an expert, or maybe artificial intelligence to decipher this, from about a half million lines--well, maybe a thousand or so, restricting the date. Perhaps an expert would find the smoking gun. I don't know what to do from here. If I have to reinstall the system, it will easily take a week to get it back to where I want it. --doug --doug