where are console error message logs?

David Armour d.f.armour at shaw.ca
Tue Jan 9 22:01:19 UTC 2007

Scott Kitterman <ubuntu <at> kitterman.com> writes:

> 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?

Thank you for your reply.

No, but I have now. Most of the lines in there are... 

ALSA lib pcm.c:2146:(snd_pcm_open_noupdate) Unknown PCM dmix:SI7012
ALSA lib confmisc.c:1105:(snd_func_refer) Unable to find definition
ALSA lib conf.c:3479:(_snd_config_evaluate) function snd_func_refer 
returned error: No such file or directory
ALSA lib conf.c:3947:(snd_config_expand) Evaluate error: No such 
file or directory

... which mean nothing to me, but there are sure a lot of them! 
More to the point, nothing to do with Automatix, Wine, or alien 
for the bricscad install attempt, at least as far as I can tell.

Any other ideas?

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