Yes the machine runs without X. I can scp a copy of my dmesg to a remote
machine and go from there. Will be in touch soon. Thank you.

On Sun, Feb 9, 2020 at 3:06 PM Stuart Longland <>

> On 27/1/20 11:59 pm, Justin Noor wrote:
> > I am unable to send any log files or anything. I had to send this
> > email from a different machine. I can take pictures of log files and
> > transfer the information, but I'm not sure where to start.
> A `dmesg` before the crash would at least tell us whether there's
> problematic hardware/drivers in use.  Even though it's not taken at the
> moment of the crash doesn't mean it's worthless.
> Has the machine got a serial port?  Maybe you could hook that up to a
> logging terminal emulator on another computer via a null-modem cable?
> (It may need to be a PCI(e)-connected serial port rather than USB, not
> many OSes support serial console over USB due to the complexities of USB
> itself.)
> Maybe you could configure syslogd(8) to send its logs via UDP to a
> syslog on another computer?  It might not catch the very last log
> messages, but maybe might capture enough?
> --
> Stuart Longland (aka Redhatter, VK4MSL)
> I haven't lost my mind...
>'s backed up on a tape somewhere.

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