Ubuntu 10.04 USB Mouse Problems reported by a number of, users.

Nils Kassube kassube at gmx.net
Sat Jul 3 19:17:33 UTC 2010

NoOp wrote:
> On 07/02/2010 11:05 PM, Nils Kassube wrote:
> > NoOp wrote:
> >> What is dmesg showing when all of this happens? Their _must_ be
> >> something in the /var/logs/ that is of use.
> > 
> > Well, if the system is frozen, there is no way to look at dmesg.
> > And if the system is completely locked, there is no way for it to
> > write anything to the system logs. To me it looks like it is
> > completely locked because it isn't reachable over the wireless
> > network.
> But there may be something in the logs just prior to the freeze; I
> still think it worth a look.

Agreed, it is sure worth to have a look. I'm just not so sure if there 
really "_must_ be something in the /var/logs/ that is of use". You might 
see something if it is e.g. a problem of a dying harddisk where read 
failures and disk controller resets are logged. OTOH, if it is e.g. a 
temperature problem which locks the CPU, it is unlikely to see something 
in the logs.


More information about the ubuntu-users mailing list