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    Most who are helping me with my Realtek NIC problem are saying to look
    in log files with "pci_debug=1" assigned before entering the "boot"
    command. This I have done.

    However, after logging in I see no /var/log/messages file and thus
    can't report on any pci debugging output!

    There *is* a 'syslogd' process running.


    Incidental, I am using minix-3.1.2a on "bare metal".

    Strange ...

    Ideas?
    --
    Prof Kenneth H Jacker khj@cs.appstate.edu
    Computer Science Dept www.cs.appstate.edu/~khj
    Appalachian State Univ
    Boone, NC 28608 USA



  2. Re: No /var/log/messages File

    On 2008-01-21, Kenneth Jacker wrote:

    > Most who are helping me with my Realtek NIC problem are saying to look
    > in log files with "pci_debug=1" assigned before entering the "boot"
    > command. This I have done.
    >
    > However, after logging in I see no /var/log/messages file and thus
    > can't report on any pci debugging output!
    >
    > There *is* a 'syslogd' process running.
    >
    > Incidental, I am using minix-3.1.2a on "bare metal".


    syslog normally does not create the log files if they
    aren't there already.

    Also check your config (syslog.conf or whatever it is)
    that you are looking for the right filename (and raise
    the logging level if needed).

    --
    Elvis Notargiacomo master AT barefaced DOT cheek
    http://www.notatla.org.uk/goen/

  3. Re: No /var/log/messages File

    Kenneth - way off topic question but: I've heard that Boone is in a very
    wet and routinely overcast area from people that have only passed through.
    Is that really true?

    Hul

    Kenneth Jacker wrote:
    > Most who are helping me with my Realtek NIC problem are saying to look
    > in log files with "pci_debug=1" assigned before entering the "boot"
    > command. This I have done.


    > However, after logging in I see no /var/log/messages file and thus
    > can't report on any pci debugging output!


    > There *is* a 'syslogd' process running.



    > Incidental, I am using minix-3.1.2a on "bare metal".


    > Strange ...


    > Ideas?
    > --
    > Prof Kenneth H Jacker khj@cs.appstate.edu
    > Computer Science Dept www.cs.appstate.edu/~khj
    > Appalachian State Univ
    > Boone, NC 28608 USA




  4. Re: No /var/log/messages File

    > syslog normally does not create the log files if they
    > aren't there already.
    >
    > Also check your config (syslog.conf or whatever it is)
    > that you are looking for the right filename (and raise
    > the logging level if needed).


    As others pointed out, 'syslogd' requires the networking to already be
    running (Unix domain sockets?).

    Since the board wasn't recognized, no networking and thus no
    "messages" file.

    Ben suggested to rename 'syslogd', and again use "cat -u /dev/klog
    >klog.out".


    That I was able to do. I am now analyzing the output and will have a
    followup post.

    Thanks,

    -Kenneth


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