Kernel panic while running X - how to diagnose?

Flynn, Steve (L & P - IT) Steve.Flynn at
Wed Jan 28 15:29:44 UTC 2009

> -----Original Message-----
> There's nothing that I can see in any of the log files in /var/log.
> Before all the logging that occurs when the system is restarted there
> is only the normal "things happening" logging, nothing at all out of
> the ordinary.
> What can I do to diagnose the problem?

IF the Kernel is panicking, there's a chance that the diagnostics aren't
being written to the log files.

When the Kernel performs it's next panic, go through the Alt-SysReq
keystrokes to flush as much as possible to the logs.


Alt-Sysreq and R
Alt-Sysreq and S
Alt-Sysreq and E
Alt-Sysreq and I
Alt-Sysreq and U
Alt-Sysreq and B

in that order, a few seconds apart and after the machine reboots check
out the logs to see if there's any further information contained


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