System Update froze - UbuntuMATE 16-04

Bret Busby bret.busby at gmail.com
Thu Jun 21 19:18:01 UTC 2018


On 22/06/2018, Sarunas Burdulis <sarunas at math.dartmouth.edu> wrote:
> On 2018-06-21 13:41, Bret Busby wrote:
>> On 22/06/2018, Sarunas Burdulis <sarunas at math.dartmouth.edu> wrote:
>
>>> ... If you're not sure what
>>> sdb is, you can search dmesg messages for clues. For example
>>>
>>> dmesg | grep -A8 usb
>>>
>>> might show new USB device being initialized and then turned into sdb.
>
> ...
>
>> root at bret-Inspiron-580-UbuntuMATE:/home/bret# dmesg | grep -A8 usb
>> root at bret-Inspiron-580-UbuntuMATE:/home/bret# dmesg | grep usb
>> root at bret-Inspiron-580-UbuntuMATE:/home/bret#
>
> You can grep /var/log/dmesg* similarly. Use zgrep for dmesg.N.gz ones.
>
>

"
root at bret-Inspiron-580-UbuntuMATE:/home/bret# grep -A8  usb /var/log/dmesg*
root at bret-Inspiron-580-UbuntuMATE:/home/bret# man grep
root at bret-Inspiron-580-UbuntuMATE:/home/bret# grep -A8  usb /var/log/dmesg*
root at bret-Inspiron-580-UbuntuMATE:/home/bret#
"

I can not determine what dmesg.N.gz files exist, as I apparently have
no file management tools.


-- 
Bret Busby
Armadale
West Australia
..............

"So once you do know what the question actually is,
 you'll know what the answer means."
- Deep Thought,
 Chapter 28 of Book 1 of
 "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy:
 A Trilogy In Four Parts",
 written by Douglas Adams,
 published by Pan Books, 1992

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