[ubuntu-uk] Crash Logs

Colin Law clanlaw at googlemail.com
Fri Oct 28 17:09:15 UTC 2011

On 28 October 2011 17:57, Tony Pursell <ajp at princeswalk.fsnet.co.uk> wrote:
> On 28 October 2011 16:29, Colin Law <clanlaw at googlemail.com> wrote:
>> On 28 October 2011 16:17, Tony Pursell <ajp at princeswalk.fsnet.co.uk>
>> wrote:
>> > Hi all
>> >
>> > After upgrading to 11.10 my desktop PC crashes regularly.  More
>> > frequently
>> > than it did with 11.04.
>> >
>> > I would like to file bug reports but I can't be bothered to write down
>> > the
>> > screenful of messages that gets displayed and I have found that photos
>> > of
>> > the screen are not very clear.  Do these messages get logged anywhere?
>> What sort of messages are we talking about?  Is it a particular app
>> that is crashing?
>> Have a look in the log file viewer, they may well be in syslog.
> The messages (as far as I can remember now) consist of a few lines
> referencing where the crash happened (and there is no consistency as to
> which program it is in), a list of loaded modules and a back-trace.
> There is nothing like it in any of the logs I can find using the log viewer.

If you are getting regular crashes not associated with a particular
app then you have a major problem of some sort.  Either your install
is serious messed up or you have a hardware problem.  As I suggested
in another post try the memtest and also have a look at the health of
your disk in the Disk Utility.


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