dmesg not working on new system

Reko Turja reko.turja at
Mon Jun 5 18:40:36 PDT 2006

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Chris Maness" <chris at>

> Yes, it does, but why would it not show anything without the flag 
> right after a reboot?  Wierd.  I almost suspect hard drive issues.

I got the exactly same happen to me with 6.1-RELEASE updated just after 
6.1 was released. Didn't think about the weirdness really until now 
seeing your messages. The symptoms were exactly the same, /var/dmesg 
file was empty right after the boot and of course dmesg command didn't 
print the booting messages either.

Things seems to be normalized for me with 6.1-STABLE from yesterday, but 
haven't booted since buildworld process after which I got proper dmesg 


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