Is droplet web console output logged or capturable?

Posted December 27, 2018 2.1k views

Watching the console during a reboot I see some “ROM Error” messages that flash by too quickly to examine in detail.

The HTML VNC console does not seem to allow copying text.

Is this logged anywhere?

How do I capture this to submit a ticket?

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Hey friend,

The boot process should be accessible by typing “dmesg” via console or SSH. Over SSH you’d be able to copy the text. You could also do something like this to generate a link to view the content via browser:

dmesg | curl -F 'sprunge=<-'

That would spit out a short URL you could visit to see all of the output.


  • No, sorry, that does not work. dmesg logs only what happens IN THE VM, the ROM ERROR messages occur during the simulated hardware boot process and occur before the OS (and dmesg) are loaded.

    • In that case the best way may be to use a screen recorder. If you’re on Mac OS, for example, Quicktime makes it fairly easy. I’m not sure what the best application would be for a different OS.