How many time you wanted to pause unpause linux boot screen to check out some errors? This screen goes away too fast and you’re then prompted with login screen. Once logged in, you’re too busy doing something else that you completely forgot that error that slided through boot screen too fast. This is a quick and easy solution to pause boot screen so that you can read it without crunching though logs later on.

Best solution:

Works best in Laptop.

If you have a full fledged keyboard, try

Other suggested solutions are

(p.s. never worked for me, you some people reckons it worked for them.

Once you’re logged in,open a terminal window and type in

and you see something like this:

Now you can just use SPACE BAR to scroll through the logs to find what you’re after. Quite ugly, eh!

GUI alternate is to use System Log Viewer and look for dmesg/message logs by date/time. System Log Viewer is built into pretty much any modern Desktop Environments (i.e. Gnome, KDE, MATE. XFCE, LXDE etc.).

Mine gives some errors like below:

I think I’ll just ignore those errors for now!

Hope that helps.

End of Pause Unpause Linux Boot Screen guide.


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