Finding out what is happening once I have booted

Jude DaShiell jdashiel at
Sun Jan 16 00:29:53 UTC 2022

sudo dmesg >dmesg.log then less dmesg.log to read that one.  That shows
everything that happened once you've logged in.  Something else useful to
do every so often is dmesg|grep -i fatal >dmesgfat.log dmesg|grep -i error
>dmesgerr.log and dmesg|grep -i warn >dmesgwrn.log.  This gives you three
smaller log files all of which can be checked with wc -l dmesgerr.log.  If
zero comes back you got no errors a higher number tells you to look at
that log.  Same deal with dmesgfat.log and dmesgwrn.log.

On Sat, 15 Jan 2022, pranav.lal at wrote:

> Hi all,
> I need to know what is happening on my ubuntu system once I have booted. I
> am checking the logs and am confused, is a GUI trying to start?
> I have been through tty1 to tty9 and all the consoles yield a login prompt
> which I can activate. I can also activate the GUI by typing startx. However,
> when I boot, I do not have speech despite having the Fenrir screen reader
> being launched by system d.
> Anyone any thoughts?
> Pranav
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