[Grml] dmesg is empty

Michael Prokop mika at grml.org
Thu Jul 15 13:35:33 CEST 2010

* T o n g <mlist4suntong at yahoo.com> [Wed Jul 14, 2010 at 03:43:22PM +0000]:
> On Wed, 14 Jul 2010 10:56:34 +0200, Michael Prokop wrote:

> > Why would you need that? Doesn't invoking dmesg(1) provide what you'd
> > need?

> I was trying to use dmesg to see what kind of peripheral does the booted 
> machine has. IIRC, dmesg yielded empty output as well.

Basically /var/log/dmesg provides the same as running dmesg.

> A better alternative to see all peripheral info for the box?

Invoking dmesg, lspci, lshw, hwinfo --all,...
Check out what grml-hwinfo does.

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