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PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2013 7:50 pm    Post subject: how to see errormessage from OpenRC? [Solved] Reply with quote

When booting I see that at the last part of OpenRC, just before the login prompt there are 3 lines starting with *. But there is a clear screen just after those lines and then the login prompt comes. And they go by too fast to read anything of them. Now those lines are not in any log I can find in /var/log. In /run/openrc/failed there is also nothing.

The pc seems to work but I would like to read those lines... Can anybody tell me where those lines are in a log or how to prevent the clear screen before the login promt?
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2013 10:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Modify the first tty line in /etc/inittab to include the --noclear option like so
Code:
c1:12345:respawn:/sbin/agetty --noclear 38400 tty1 linux
This used to be the default behavior. It will prevent the tty from clearing after boot up.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 5:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Succes, but not completely...

I added the --noclear and now I can read the three lines: start-stop-deamon: failed to start '/usr/bin/wpa_supplicant' is the first and that is no surprise as I'm fighting to get wireless running on this laptop.

But the bigger issue is that now I cannot login anymore! It stops after * Starting local [ok]. Then it says INIT: Id "c1" respawning too fast: disabled for 5 minutes.

I'm digging out the minimal install cd. If anyone has a better idea in the meantime.

EDIT: lost my complete KDE configuration after this. No idea why that should any influence.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 8:14 am    Post subject: Re: how to see errormessage from OpenRC? Reply with quote

Spanik wrote:
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Can anybody tell me where those lines are in a log or how to prevent the clear screen before the login promt?

In case you've not already done so, change
Code:
rc_logger="YES"
in /etc/rc.conf, and you should get some logging (not much) in /var/log/rc.log
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 29, 2013 2:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, got a nice rc.log this time without any side-effects. Even better I don't have any red items anymore.

Going to open another thread for wireless because I'm not getting anywhere with that.
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