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I am using a BeagleBone Black without any screen. It works fine, but sometimes when I turn it on it hangs and have to reset. I do not know why this is happening and since I cannot see whatever it is doing when it is starting, I would like to save everything that it is actually doing to a log file so when this happens I can reset and read it, so I understand what is failing. Any ideas on how to do that?

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Run syslogd to record system log.

Rest daemons may have record of their own log files.

Read man pages of syslogd for more in depth logging

  • man syslog, not man syslogd? – Sparhawk May 22 '14 at 4:57
  • Strange. On my system (Kubuntu 14.04) man syslogd gives nothing. There's also no /etc/syslog.conf, so maybe it's just not installed. Also, that link often calls it sysklogd, which is odd. – Sparhawk May 22 '14 at 6:12

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