[arch-general] Fwd: Kernel panic - after upgrade
vixsomnis at fastmail.com
Fri Jan 30 23:53:30 UTC 2015
> > So I just installed clamav but when I'm trying to start it with:
> > 'sudo systemctl start clamd.service'
> >> I get:
> >> Job for clamd.service failed. See "systemctl status clamd.service" and
> >> "journalctl -xe" for details.
> >> 'systemctl status clamd.service'
> >> clamd.service - clamav daemon
> >> Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/system/clamd.service; enabled;
> >> vendor preset: disabled)
> >> Active: failed (Result: exit-code) since p 2015-01-30 21:14:04 CET;
> >> 10s ago
> >> Process: 9693 ExecStart=/usr/bin/clamd (code=exited, status=1/FAILURE)
> > It tells you to look in the logs. Did you do that?!
> > Without wanting to be condescending: I don't think you should be using
> > archlinux if you are not capable of looking through logs and searching
> > google (I found the package for your "error" through a fast google
> > search....)
Honestly, the idea of looking through logs was very foreign to me when I
using linux. And Arch Linux was my first linux distro I actually got to
think Arch is an excellent place to learn these skills.
Okay, so in regards to ClamAV, I encountered no errors  starting
the service file in the clamav package .
You should check your service file at
and make sure it matches the one I uploaded to pastebin. If you can link
of your log at "/var/log/clamav/clamd.log", that would help.
Your journalctl log can be captured using:
journalctl -xe | tail -n 500 | tee journal.log
Takes last 500 lines. Saves and prints output.
Make sure to check these 500 lines that get printed to your terminal for
anything sensitive, like passwords. NetworkManager doesn't show
the log, but it does show network SSIDs and connection protocols, and
of information. There's probably more in there than you would guess
(there is in
I had some kernel panic problems I couldn't diagnose with a much-used
motherboard. I'm pretty sure it was a motherboard issue, since I'm using
power supply, most of the same RAM, and the same storage (different
and CPU) and I haven't encountered any more. If you decide to do a fresh
and you still get kernel panics, I'd guess it's hardware related. Like a
SATA port or a loose connection.
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