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How to exclude auditd messages from dmesg and only log them in /var/log/audit.log

I use audit to log suspicious user actions on a workstation in my institution. I found that, in addition to logging to /var/log/audit.log, auditd also writes to /var/log/messages. Consequently, ...
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My “SG303” barcode scanner works on Windows. But it doesn't work on Linux; why not?

I have the following issue with a Barcode Scanner (working fine on PC with Win8.1). I don't know much about the scanner, it's called "SG303 High Performance CCD Scanner" and I don't know if this one ...
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Is there a way to temporarily disable segfault messages in dmesg?

Linux kernel keeps logging segfaults in ring buffer. a.out[25415]: segfault at 8049604 ip 08049604 sp bf88e3fc error 15 in a.out[8049000+1000] Is there a way to temporarily disable it? My usecase ...
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What is the appropriate pronunciation of the “dmesg” filename?

How should the file dmesg (as in /var/log/dmesg) be pronounced? I've always pronounced it as "dee message" but received an odd reaction from a Unix admin when I did that.
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Big gap in dmesg and slow boot

Here is the snippet from my dmesg log. There is a big gap from 14s to 513s! I don't have a clue how to troubleshoot this delay. [ 10.862848] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): eth0: link is not ready [ ...
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Network interface name: “/var/log/dmesg” vs “/etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules”

Is it more reliable to look up the association between interface name and MAC address in /var/log/dmesg or in /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules? On Debian 7 or CentOS 7, out of the box, I can ...
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decrease kernel boot log verbosity level

When my kernel boots, apart from the useful important information, it prints lots of debugging info, such as .... kernel: [0.00000] BIOS-e820: [mem 0x0000000000000000-0x000000000009d3ff] usable ...
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change log format for dmesg

I am getting my dmesg messages like this, [ 27.154743] uvcvideo: Found UVC 1.00 device Integrated_Webcam_HD (0c45:6a04) [ 27.194956] usbcore: registered new interface driver uvcvideo But, I ...
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USB drive offline in dmesg and ? in ls, but only for some files?

I have a backup drive that has been intermittently failing (but almost always succeeding) to run rsnapshot lately. ls and e2label output are not encouraging: $ ls -al /mnt/backup/ ls: cannot access ...
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WiFi frequently drops, suspected driver issue

I'm running a fully up-to-date Fedora on a Macbook Pro. To get WiFi working in the first place, I installed akmods-wl as recommended. The WiFi works, but the connection keeps dropping. I've noticed ...
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enp3s0: link is not ready

I've some strange messages in the dmesg output: [ 7.588762] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): enp3s0: link is not ready [ 7.589616] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): enp3s0: link is not ready [ 7.591897] ...
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What does nouveau's “func 08 lookup failed, -2” mean?

Arch Linux Question I have an Nvidia 9500 GT Chipset: G96 (NV96) Family : NV50 This means I can use proprietary pack nvidia-340xx + nvidia-340xx-libgl, but I opted for the open source option: ...
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How to debug ACPI/poweroff problems?

I recently replaced my hard drive with a Sandisk SSD and did a fresh install of Fedora 21 (previously using F20). Now my laptop won't power off, and I'm not sure which of the two is causing the ...
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Where in the kernel /dev/kmsg gets initialized?

I'm trying to figure out at which point in the boot up process /dev/kmsg gets initialized and can thus be written. On my system the first line that occurs in dmesg is printk(KERN_INFO "Initializing ...
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How to read *.journal files in Fedora 21?

I want to see the previous dmesg log before the reboot. In previous versions of fedora, It used to be in /var/log/messages. But from Fedora 20, it's being stored through systemd i.e. journalctl. I've ...
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Console weather station WH1080 not reconized

I've attached my WH1080 console weather station to my OpenWRT linux but it doesn't show up. I was expecting this line on dmseg: Bus 001 Device 002: ID 1941:8021 Dream Link WH1080 Weather Station / ...
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Slow root / mounting time

By running dmesg -t -d on my Raspbian/Debian Jessie, I see that this is a bottleneck in my booting process: [< 4.777880>] EXT4-fs (mmcblk0p2): mounted filesystem with ordered data mode. ...
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Force mounting, bypassing fsck

When I try to mount some SD card, it fails and dmesg displays: [ 124.121735] FAT-fs (sdb1): Volume was not properly unmounted. Some data may be corrupt. Please run ...
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About how many lines come up when booting a typical Linux distro?

I'm trying to understand all the text that screams by when my server boots up. Is that really intended to be human readable? About how many lines scream by? Is there a way I can count them? Is ...
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How to setup boot scripts to save orphan inodes after improper shutdown?

after abnormal shutdown in dmesg I have [ 16.107445] EXT4-fs (dm-1): INFO: recovery required on readonly filesystem [ 16.107450] EXT4-fs (dm-1): write access will be enabled during recovery [ ...
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Difference between output of dmesg and content of /var/log/dmesg?

I found the output of dmesg and content of /var/log/dmesg are different. Then what differences are between their purposes?
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HDD Won't connect / system won't read it. Not sure what dmesg output means`

I have a hdd that I pulled from an old windows laptop, I don't think there's any information on it that I want to keep. I was going to format it to ext4 or something. Yesterday when I connected and ...
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Can I capture reboot errors on a system that lives in memory?

I have a machine that will intermittently experience boot issues and the system will hang and won't come up. I would normally go to check dmesg, but the problem is the system lives in memory and gets ...
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Log message “Disabling IRQ”: what does it mean?

This message appears in my dropdown terminal at seemingly random times when no processes is running in that terminal: andreas@debianator:~$ Message from syslogd@debianator at Feb 24 18:57:58 ... ...
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dmesg: pci BAR 7: can't assign io

I have VMware virtual machine running Debian Wheezy. I have compiled my own kernel 3.14. I have noticed dmesg is flooded with messages pci BAR 7: can't assign io (size 0x1000). I have no idea what ...
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How to read dmesg from previous session? (dmesg.0)

dmesg is a command to read the contents from /var/log/dmesg. The nice thing compared to less /var/log/dmesg is that I can use the -T flag for human readable time output. Now I would like to look at ...
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What is MCH_SSKPD warning in dmesg?

While i was reading dmesg log just to check that everything is fine, i met [ 18.956187] [drm] Wrong MCH_SSKPD value: 0x16040307 [ 18.956190] [drm] This can cause pipe underruns and display ...
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Mount an USB: dmesg shows nothing

I'm trying to mount a USB-drive. However, it seems that my Linux (Debian) doesn't recognise it at all (and any other usb-drive), though it powers it. The usb-hubs are OK, because I was able to boot ...
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No ttyUSB when connecting USB-RS485 to Beaglebone Black

I'm trying to connect a externally powered board to control the motors of a robot to my BeagleBone Black. I'm using ssh over USB(the mini-usb) to control the Beaglebone from my laptop. The BBB is ...
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module prints to kernel log with delay

I've created a basic linux kernel module, which does the following: static __init int init(void) { printk(KERN_DEBUG "Banana"); return 0; } And of course: module_init(init); Strangely, I ...
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ifup wlan0 causes kernel Oops

on my laptop, when I do ifup wlan0, sometimes I get following call trace in dmesg. Other times, the log looks perfectly normal, and there are no kernel Oops messages. In both cases (with errors and ...
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can't filter printk messages

I'm writing a driver and usually I implement my own log-level scheme. However, this time I figured that I would try to utilize the printk scheme that is built into Linux. I see that I can adjust the ...
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How can I find out if a problem with the USB ports in my laptop is due to hardware or software?

A few days ago, the USB ports in my laptop stop working. At first, I thought it might be due to a recent update of my OS (Ubuntu 14.04), so I began testing if something came up when connecting a ...
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How to know what to grep for in dmesg?

I recently had some trouble with a wireless card, and an online forum suggested searching dmesg with grep firmware. That helped, I was able to find the problem immediately! However, the previous hour ...
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command to determine ports of a device (like /dev/ttyUSB0)

I have a question regarding the ports in Linux. If I connect my device via USB and want to check its port I cant do it using the command lsusb, which only specifies bus number and device number on ...
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Virtual kernel memory layout in dmesg linux kernel 2.6.31

I'm working on a embedded linux project for ARM architecture, kernel version is 2.6.31.12-rt21. In dmesg, I cannot see the virtual kernel memory layout like this: virtual kernel memory layout: ...
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dmesg message repeat

I keep getting this message repeated in dmesg: [215259.269481] [UFW BLOCK] IN=eth0 OUT= MAC=01:00:5e:00:00:01:00:26:f2:46:24:8e:08:00 SRC=192.168.1.1 DST=224.0.0.1 LEN=36 TOS=0x00 PREC=0x00 TTL=1 ...
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Clunking hard drive, some info appears in dmesg but none in fdisk -l, what are my options?

I've been backing up old IDE hard drives onto a new USB drive this afternoon. One, a 2002 120gb Western Digital, has been a bit of a problem. I have connected it (as with the other hard drives) to ...
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USB device messages flooding dmesg (and console)

When USB mouse is plugged into my laptop, dmesg is flooded with following messages: usb 3-1: USB disconnect, device number 28 usb 3-1: new low-speed USB device number 29 using xhci_hcd usb 3-1: New ...
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Where does the kernel ring buffer sit relative to rsyslog?

Is rsyslog just an abstraction layer on top of the kernel ring buffer? Or is the kernel ring buffer its own entity and rsyslogs interaction is like that of any other "application"?
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Cannot mount USB 3.0 Flash drive

I have a 16GB USB 3.0 thumb drive that has worked wonderfully up until two days ago... When ever I plug it into a USB3.0 slot: The light flickers indefinitely; Nautilus shows the Open/Eject popup ...
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dmesg filled with audits every minute from cron

My dmesg is filled with output of like the following, starting from a couple of seconds after booth and continuing indefinitely: [ 3155.216230] type=1006 audit(1393236841.859:85): pid=4206 uid=0 old ...
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Human readable dmesg time stamps on OpenWRT

The output of dmesg shows the number of second+milliseconds since the system start. [ 10.470000] ohci_hcd: USB 1.1 'Open' Host Controller (OHCI) Driver [ 14.610000] device eth0 entered ...
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TT-Connect CT2-4650 CI doesn't initialize (Timeout?)

I've tried to get a Techno Trend TT-connect CT2-4650 CI running under a Kali Linux, where I suppose the kernel is about the same as on a current Debian. The compilation ran just fine. The kernel ...
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Interpreting output of dmesg and /var/log/boot.log

I found two ways for printing boot messages one using dmesg and another the content of file /var/log/boot.log: The content of the /var/log/boot.log file are: fsck from util-linux 2.20.1 ...
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How can I find the text show in the screen when linux boot? That's not the same as dmesg shows

When gnu/linux boot message shows, that's not the same as dmesg shows. How can I find it back?
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How do I read the output of `dmesg` to determine how much memory a process is using when oom-killer is invoked?

I asked this question: Running `sudo /sbin/service mysqld start` causes system to crash In the comments of one of the answers, a very helpful individual is asking for more information regarding how ...
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btrfs: mismatching generation and generation_v2 found in root item

I am seeing this message in dmesg: btrfs: mismatching generation and generation_v2 found in root item I found a related question here: Understanding btrfs dmesg However, unlike that question, I ...
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dmesg email digest

I have a remote server which has some issues (Seem hardware related) which means that it logs KVM errors and then sometime later it becomes unresponsive and locked up. There is an often an early ...
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How can I see dmesg output as it changes?

I'm writing a device driver that prints error message into ring buffer dmesg output. I want to see the output of dmesg as it changes. How can I do this?