where are console error message logs?

Scott Kitterman ubuntu at kitterman.com
Tue Jan 9 20:30:45 UTC 2007

On Tuesday 09 January 2007 15:27, David Armour wrote:
> Hello,
> I recently tried unsuccessfully using alien to install a bricscad*.rpm file
> in Edgy, and I would like to supply the console error messages to
> bricscad's technical support. I've looked in /var/log and poked around in
> several possible suspects, but still couldn't find anything that recalled
> the install failure(s) which involved both alien and wine errors (via
> Automatix). I just assumed Ubuntu would store console errors somewhere, but
> I haven't seen any obvious references in the docs. Does the system store
> console errors, and if so, where?
> As always, thanks for any response.

Did you look in .xsession-errors in your home folder?

Scott K

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