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DMESG: DEBUG MESSAGES


Now after 59 tips, for once we will go into something more complicated, I´ll keep it short because there are other people who can explain this far better to you.

The command:

CODE
$ dmesg >message.txt


This will make a text file in your home directory, a long file of messages where in case of troubles with your computer you could look for information.
A good site to help you understand those debug messages is:

http://linuxgazette.net/issue59/nazario.html

My advice: execute the command and give the text file a glance, just so you know what ¨dmesg¨ can do for you. As long as your computer runs O.K. don´t bother with the fineprint, but in case of serious problems go in there head first !



Bruno


PS: there is more interesting things to read on that site.


-- May 23 2003 ( Revised Dec 12 2005 ) --


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