In Ubuntu, when my network fails to connect, it just says "network not connected / disconnected", without providing any helpful error message. On the contrary, Windows gives an error code plus a one or two line spanning error message that pinpoints what error occurred during a connection attempt. Is there a way to get such a detailed error report on Ubuntu, either via GUI or via terminal? Thank you.
In all Linux Distros, you have access to the information you want.
You can do the follow, reading the system log file, to get the information you want:
The result will be something like this:
To view the Log Files in a GUI:
NOTE: If you can't find the System Log Viewer, open Synaptic Package Manager, and install "gnome-system-log".