I get errors at the beginning of Ubuntu startup. But it disappear fast, because of this I am not able to see the errors. Also while shutting down i see some of the errors. Want to know what it is. Is there any logs to track these errors? that will be helpful to check what it is.

  • Check out the /var/log/syslog log file and the dmesg command. – muru Sep 25 '14 at 1:46
  • @muru thanks for the path..I will look into it and will investigate the error further – MrA Sep 25 '14 at 1:57
  • @muru your comment could probably be an answer. I don't wanna steal your rep by basically just reposting exactly what's in your comment. – thomasrutter Sep 25 '14 at 3:27
  • @neon_overload sure, go ahead. :) I figured OP will come back and edit the question to show us the errors, making my answer obsolete quickly. That's why I didn't post it as an answer. – muru Sep 25 '14 at 3:28
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Some of the messages from boot go into dmesg, which can be read using the dmesg command or at /var/log/dmesg - particularly if they are kernel messages.

Some messages will go into /var/log/syslog, particularly if they are from services or startup scripts.

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