shut down

John K Masters johnmasters at oxtedonline.net
Tue May 6 20:45:16 UTC 2008


On 21:29 Tue 06 May     , norman wrote:
> < snip >
> > > > >
> > > > > Do you get a listing when booting as well? If not, does the shutdown
> > > > > process take more time than under 7.10? Ubuntu will switch from a bar to
> > > > > a listing when something takes a lot of time (don't know the time
> > > > > exactly), to show the user why it's taking so long.
> > > >
> > > > No, listing only occurs on shut down. I am sorry but I cannot remember
> > > > exactly but I would guess that it is taking longer than before
> > > 
> > > 
> > > Is there a way to "capture" the shutdown display?  When I'm shutting down,
> > > there are error's and failures but it goes by so fast I can read it.  It
> > > appears to be about the Network Manager which I still cant get to recognize
> > > the wireless option.
> > 
> > Check the logs. /var/log/dmesg /var/log/messages and others.
> 
> I do not have these directories on my machine.
> 
The logs are setup automatically when you install Ubuntu (or any other
*nix AFAIK)

What do you get if you run, in a terminal, the command

tail --lines=60 /var/log/messages

Regards, John
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