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?


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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