dmesg not working on new system

Chris Maness chris at
Mon Jun 5 10:55:35 PDT 2006

On Mon, 5 Jun 2006, Greg Barniskis wrote:

> Chris Maness wrote:
>> I just installed 6.1 and upgraded to RELEASE-p1.  The command dmesg is not 
>> displaying any kernel messages, any suggestions? 
> Suggests all is well?
> dmesg outputs stuff from the current system message buffer, which contains 
> your boot messages right after booting but those can get flushed over time. 
> Boot messages are saved to a file though, for reference.
> more /var/run/dmesg.boot
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> Greg Barniskis, Computer Systems Integrator
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I just thought it was strange because every other system I have it at 
least displays dmesg.boot if there is no other messages.  Is this new 
behavior for 6.1?

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