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I have a Ubuntu 11.04 box running 24/7. It started to crash any couple of days recently. I checked in kern.log, dmesg... but did not find anything there. N Is there a specific place where shutdown reason (temperature, or whatever) are logged ?

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I would start with checking out /var/log/syslog. It's a catch all for syslog messages.

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This is really a comment, not an answer to the question. Please use "add comment" to leave feedback for the author. – hexafraction Aug 17 '12 at 16:25
This question is asking where to look for information, so this really does answer the question. This is an answer, not a comment. – Eliah Kagan Sep 1 '12 at 11:56

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