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 <stua...@longlandclan.id.au> wrote: > 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... > ...it's backed up on a tape somewhere. > >