When I issue the command
last in my terminal I see the following entries i.e. "crash":
i meant the command last " show listing of last logged in users".
root@lab18:~# last tito pts/3 x.x.x.x Tue Nov 13 16:22 still logged in tito pts/3 x.x.x.x Tue Nov 13 09:13 - 16:22 (07:09) reboot system boot 3.2.0-32-generic Mon Nov 12 23:58 - 16:22 (16:24) tito pts/1 192.168.26.5 Mon Nov 12 23:56 - crash (00:01) tito pts/4 192.168.26.5 Mon Nov 12 22:46 - crash (01:12) uname -a Linux HomeServer 3.2.0-32-generic-pae #51-Ubuntu SMP Wed Sep 26 21:54:23 UTC 2012 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux last reboot reboot system boot 3.2.0-32-generic Mon Nov 12 23:58 - 16:29 (16:31) wtmp begins Thu Nov 1 10:17:16 2012
I have found some information about the crash in the syslog and the kernel.log However i was curious if various linux distributions (ubuntu) is writing some other files other than the syslog or kernel.log where specific information about the crash can be decoded. And what I mean is for example many networking vendors do i.e. cisco, hp, juniper, enterasys do have syslog, current.log files, SNMP informs/traps messages, that are saved to some sort of place locally on the file system or remotely in case an even occur, however they also have specifically designed files such as systemDumps where a backtrace from the callstack can be found and analyzed in case a crash occur and occasionally this could help to debug the problem. So the question is does Ubuntu has also such kind of place where information is being stored about the crash.