[arch-general] Where can I find the "boot" log to find out what failed on boot?

David C. Rankin drankinatty at suddenlinkmail.com
Sat Jul 25 17:49:36 EDT 2009


	Seems like a simple question, but I've searched /var/log and can't find a file that contains the boot history showing all the "fail" messages during boot. For some reason after the latest update, my i686 box showed a half dozen or so "fail" messages. I need to find the log of what died.

	The upside to this? This was my i686 box that would no longer start kde after the next-previous set of updates. Now kde4 starts fine again.

	Whatever failed can't be that critical because the box is functioning fine, but I still want to find out what failed. If the file is in /var/log, then I just flat missed it. I thought it would be daemons.log, but I found no fail messages.

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