[SOLVED]Analysing sudo journalctl -p err -e

Hello,

I’m just trying to clarify if some of the errors I’ve noticed in the journalctl need action or not.

sudo journalctl -p err -e


[muj@Blackstone ~]$ sudo journalctl -p err -e
Nov 01 12:36:22 Blackstone kernel: i801_smbus 0000:00:1f.4: SMBus is busy, can't use it!
Nov 01 12:36:31 Blackstone pulseaudio[930]: GetManagedObjects() failed: org.freedesktop.systemd1.NoSuchUnit: Unit dbus-org.bluez.service not found.
-- Reboot --
Nov 01 13:25:31 Blackstone systemd-modules-load[242]: Failed to find module 'platform-integrity'
Nov 01 13:25:32 Blackstone kernel: i801_smbus 0000:00:1f.4: Transaction timeout
Nov 01 13:25:32 Blackstone kernel: i801_smbus 0000:00:1f.4: Failed terminating the transaction
Nov 01 13:25:32 Blackstone kernel: i801_smbus 0000:00:1f.4: SMBus is busy, can't use it!
Nov 01 13:25:38 Blackstone pulseaudio[899]: GetManagedObjects() failed: org.freedesktop.systemd1.NoSuchUnit: Unit dbus-org.bluez.service not found.
-- Reboot --
Nov 01 14:16:30 Blackstone systemd-modules-load[245]: Failed to find module 'platform-integrity'
Nov 01 14:16:31 Blackstone kernel: i801_smbus 0000:00:1f.4: Transaction timeout
Nov 01 14:16:31 Blackstone kernel: i801_smbus 0000:00:1f.4: Failed terminating the transaction
Nov 01 14:16:31 Blackstone kernel: i801_smbus 0000:00:1f.4: SMBus is busy, can't use it!
Nov 01 14:16:38 Blackstone pulseaudio[891]: GetManagedObjects() failed: org.freedesktop.systemd1.NoSuchUnit: Unit dbus-org.bluez.service not found.
Nov 01 14:34:53 Blackstone xfce4-screensaver-dialog[3057]: PAM unable to dlopen(/usr/lib/security/pam_gnome_keyring.so): /usr/lib/security/pam_gnome_keyring.so: cannot open shared object fi>
Nov 01 14:34:53 Blackstone xfce4-screensaver-dialog[3057]: PAM adding faulty module: /usr/lib/security/pam_gnome_keyring.so
Nov 01 15:44:59 Blackstone xfce4-screensaver-dialog[6230]: PAM unable to dlopen(/usr/lib/security/pam_gnome_keyring.so): /usr/lib/security/pam_gnome_keyring.so: cannot open shared object fi>
Nov 01 15:44:59 Blackstone xfce4-screensaver-dialog[6230]: PAM adding faulty module: /usr/lib/security/pam_gnome_keyring.so
Nov 01 15:46:15 Blackstone kernel: watchdog: watchdog0: watchdog did not stop!
-- Reboot --
Nov 01 15:46:38 Blackstone systemd-modules-load[245]: Failed to find module 'platform-integrity'
Nov 01 15:46:38 Blackstone kernel: i801_smbus 0000:00:1f.4: Transaction timeout
Nov 01 15:46:38 Blackstone kernel: i801_smbus 0000:00:1f.4: Failed terminating the transaction
Nov 01 15:46:38 Blackstone kernel: i801_smbus 0000:00:1f.4: SMBus is busy, can't use it!
Nov 01 15:46:47 Blackstone pulseaudio[997]: GetManagedObjects() failed: org.freedesktop.systemd1.NoSuchUnit: Unit dbus-org.bluez.service not found.
Nov 01 15:48:51 Blackstone kernel: watchdog: watchdog0: watchdog did not stop!
-- Reboot --
Nov 01 15:49:11 Blackstone systemd-modules-load[244]: Failed to find module 'platform-integrity'
Nov 01 15:49:11 Blackstone kernel: i801_smbus 0000:00:1f.4: Transaction timeout
Nov 01 15:49:11 Blackstone kernel: i801_smbus 0000:00:1f.4: Failed terminating the transaction
Nov 01 15:49:11 Blackstone kernel: i801_smbus 0000:00:1f.4: SMBus is busy, can't use it!
Nov 01 15:49:20 Blackstone pulseaudio[991]: GetManagedObjects() failed: org.freedesktop.systemd1.NoSuchUnit: Unit dbus-org.bluez.service not found.
Nov 01 16:11:02 Blackstone kernel: watchdog: watchdog0: watchdog did not stop!
-- Reboot --
Nov 01 16:11:20 Blackstone systemd-modules-load[244]: Failed to find module 'platform-integrity'
Nov 01 16:11:20 Blackstone kernel: i801_smbus 0000:00:1f.4: Transaction timeout
Nov 01 16:11:20 Blackstone kernel: i801_smbus 0000:00:1f.4: Failed terminating the transaction
Nov 01 16:11:20 Blackstone kernel: i801_smbus 0000:00:1f.4: SMBus is busy, can't use it!
Nov 01 16:11:29 Blackstone pulseaudio[995]: GetManagedObjects() failed: org.freedesktop.systemd1.NoSuchUnit: Unit dbus-org.bluez.service not found.
Nov 01 16:18:09 Blackstone kernel: watchdog: watchdog0: watchdog did not stop!
-- Reboot --
Nov 01 16:18:29 Blackstone systemd-modules-load[230]: Failed to find module 'platform-integrity'
Nov 01 16:18:35 Blackstone kernel: Bluetooth: hci0: setting interface failed (71)
Nov 01 16:18:38 Blackstone systemd[1]: Failed to start Refresh Pacman mirrorlist with Reflector..
Nov 01 16:18:48 Blackstone kernel: watchdog: watchdog0: watchdog did not stop!
-- Reboot --
Nov 01 16:19:09 Blackstone systemd-modules-load[246]: Failed to find module 'platform-integrity'
Nov 01 16:19:09 Blackstone kernel: i801_smbus 0000:00:1f.4: Transaction timeout
Nov 01 16:19:09 Blackstone kernel: i801_smbus 0000:00:1f.4: Failed terminating the transaction
Nov 01 16:19:09 Blackstone kernel: i801_smbus 0000:00:1f.4: SMBus is busy, can't use it!
Nov 01 16:19:18 Blackstone pulseaudio[1011]: GetManagedObjects() failed: org.freedesktop.systemd1.NoSuchUnit: Unit dbus-org.bluez.service not found.
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regarding

Nov 01 16:18:09 Blackstone kernel: watchdog: watchdog0: watchdog did not stop!

I found this post and in post #7 it seems to say it’s a non-issue, well that is if it is the same as my issue. The post is like 4yrs old. https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=153205

regarding Failed to find module 'platform-integrity'

I found https://forum.endeavouros.com/t/failed-to-find-module-platform-integrity-after-update/9279/8 from our site (lol that sounded nice)

at the end of the post @torvic seems to me to be saying it can be ignored.

I think the main difficulty I’m having is knowing whether the issue (when I find a fix) actually pertains to my issue.

thanks in advance for any insight given into analysing the journctl output.

I won’t edit/delete my first thoughts even though looking back I think both the issues obviously pertain to what I found in my logs. I think I probably just need to build some confidence in the matter of troubleshooting.

I haven’t been concerned with the pulse audio log since I added this snd_hda_intel.dmic_detect=0 to my kernel parameters my sound has been fine.

@dalto already explained to me a bit about DNS and DNS errors so I wasn’t concerned with
systemd[1]: Failed to start Refresh Pacman mirrorlist with Reflector..

regarding


Nov 01 16:11:20 Blackstone kernel: i801_smbus 0000:00:1f.4: Failed terminating the transaction
Nov 01 16:11:20 Blackstone kernel: i801_smbus 0000:00:1f.4: SMBus is busy, can't use it!

I found this site which mentions the issue something to do with a kernel module which monitors temperatures I think. If anyone knows about the issue, if it needs action etc or solution pls let me know. I don’t know much about kernel modules. I’ve only ever loaded i915, lol not even sure if I was loading it.

https://forums.unraid.net/topic/71918-i801_smbus-0000001f3-smbus-is-busy-cant-use-it/

To me, if we focus on the errors that are recurring with every boot, it looks like most of them are not harmful errors.

If you want to make them go away, you will need to research them one at a time and take appropriate actions. This will most commonly be blacklisting modules or setting kernel parameters.

For example, for the watchdog error see:

Thank you, I’ll check the link you pasted soon.

You said

To be honest I don’t want to make them go away and have to spend the extra time etc lol. But how does a person know if they need to do something as a result of the errors. Are most errors harmless?

Is there a way I can tell they are harmless?

Is it just to do with if I see whilst using my computer eg the Wifi stops working or some blatant problem, then I know I need to find a fix to the errors?

You can do what you have been doing already. Researching them one at a time and finding other people with the same problem and see what the solutions were. :nerd_face:

I know the answers sometimes seem less than understandable given where you are at in your linux learning curve but over time it will become easier as your base knowledge continues to grow.

The errors that appear at the beginning of the boot process are frequently harmless.

I generally research errors only when I am having problems but many people take the opposite approach and work to keep their logs clean.

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Thank you for your replies they are very beneficial.

After reading the wiki I just wanted to check my understanding. Am I correct in thinking to blacklist a kernel module all I need to do is create a file (any name of my choice) here /etc/modprobe.d/nobeep.conf in place of the nobeep.conf then edit that new file and paste the module name after blacklist like so blacklist pcspkr then run sudo mkinitcpio -P to regenerate the initramfs?

If that is correct is there a way to find out the name of the kernel module? I know the command lsmod. Will it normally be the case that I’ll know the name from a fix I’ve found then I could just do something like `lsmod | grep [name-of-module]? I mean to check if I’ve got it loaded I suppose and need to blacklist it. lol sorry just thinking and realising whilst writing

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Yes. That is one way to do it.

You won’t always have to do this. You only need to rebuild the initramfs if the module is being loaded/detected by the initramfs. That being said, it won’t hurt anything to do so.

Yes, that is pretty accurate.

Thank you very much for confirming my understanding.