Help deciphering an unusual log

Tommahawk888

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Hi, I was hoping someone here has any experience in the what I assume is a log made to look like something else.
I’m not going to pretend I know exactly what it is but I have suspicions on what it may be.

If anyone could be bothered having a look at a couple of these that would be great thanks.
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G'day Tommahawk888, Welcome to Linux.org

i am not about to pretend I know what that is about, either.

How about some history?....which OS are you running?.....make and model number of pc, what led up to this?

etc

etc
 
Taking a stab at the logs with Google it looks like.......

The first screen shot shows that your mobo is a Asus Rog Strix G17/012 and a log of some sort that refers to your realtek sound card and codex.
Looking at the second screen shot it looks like the hda intel modules may not be loading and I "think" it's holding up the boot process.

Third screenshot is complaining about "firmware doesn't contain extended manifest". One Google search said it's a Steam data base firmware bug and also on a Dell it is a firmware update that got stuck preventing the bootup process on Windows machines.

The last scree shot has to deal with a bluetooth adapter using the rfkill command and the ip is blocked among all other output I don't understand.

I looked up some (not all) of the messages to see what they returned to help me to explain what they meant.

Are you in a dual boot with Windows and Linux?
 
so, I had windows 10 prior to this linux (ubuntu) install. I only installed it to try and get past some blocks as to clean wiping the hdd from the win install. that particular install had a weird x:\ with a heap of .exe and .dll not assoc with windows.
after installing ubuntu, I seemed to have ran into a similar problem with a initial install. i believe it was corrupted.

that log was just after the os flatlined and i was in grub shell. I somehow (and i don't know how, cause i don't know what im doing) restarted the kernel on a different drive or something.
after doing that, and hours of figuring out passcodekey things and other stuff i got it to boot back up.

in doing so, i think i stopped a bunch of programs that shouldn't have been running in the first place. (possibly hacked I don't know)
there's a heap of encrypted files / logs that all became unencrypted for a chunk in the file. enough to see what these programs were doing anyway.
this was a while ago, i have photo's of these but no longer the actual files. so yeah i don't know.
I was under the impression the bluetooth thing was the actual laptop trying to connect to my phone, sneakily. but i could be going round the twist.
ill get the the files I have and post here.
there were other logs from a program called pearl. and it seemed like there were two people conversing in the log trying to fiqure out what i did. there was one comment in this pearl script that said something like "oh well, time to be risky or something".
I know sounds crazy, and probably is.
 
Taking a stab at the logs with Google it looks like.......

The first screen shot shows that your mobo is a Asus Rog Strix G17/012 and a log of some sort that refers to your realtek sound card and codex.
Looking at the second screen shot it looks like the hda intel modules may not be loading and I "think" it's holding up the boot process.

Third screenshot is complaining about "firmware doesn't contain extended manifest". One Google search said it's a Steam data base firmware bug and also on a Dell it is a firmware update that got stuck preventing the bootup process on Windows machines.

The last scree shot has to deal with a bluetooth adapter using the rfkill command and the ip is blocked among all other output I don't understand.

I looked up some (not all) of the messages to see what they returned to help me to explain what they meant.

Are you in a dual boot with Windows and Linux?
so i found these amongst others.. looks like someone was on my laptop trying to figure out what the hell I did. you can see where he says "falling back to doing things less securely" I'm guessing there trying to repair what I had done to regain control...
or maybe this normal for this kind of thing, i don't know
 

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I think those are just comments from the developer. It's a comment in an else statement.
A hacker breaking in to your system wouldn't be leaving source code, or spend time commenting it.
 
I have seen some godawful messes before....but this one takes the cake.

looks like someone was on my laptop trying to figure out what the hell I did.
That "someone" would have been Ubuntu. you do not have a resident hacker or similar....get your head out of the windows mode.

Do yourself a favour.

Download Ubuntu or Linux Mint from the Official websites

Add/Burn it to a usb stick...minimum size 8GB....use Rufus to do this....I am assuming you are using a windows pc to prepare the usb stick with ubuntu or linux on it

Boot the pc/laptop to that usb stick.

Take note if you have internet connection and sound in the 'Live version' of either ubuntu or linux mint (I would suggest you use lunux mint.....possibly just a bit more straightforward)

Then.....double click on Install linux Mint
follow the prompts
Be SURE to click Yes to downloading/installing multi media codecs etc etc

Install so that Linux Mint (or ubuntu) takes up the entire disc.

The installer will take care of installing boot etc etc....all you need to do is sit back and watch.

When it has finished......reboot. it will ask you to take the usb stick out. Do that.

let me know how that goes.
 
@Tommahawk888 I'm with Condobloke on this.
I strongly recommend that you install Linux Mint 21!
****Make sure that you check the integrity of the .iso file before you install Mint!****

I just installed Linux Mint 21 Cinnamon last week and it's been rock solid on my Asus triple booted Gaming rig.
 
I think those are just comments from the developer. It's a comment in an else statement.
A hacker breaking in to your system wouldn't be leaving source code, or spend time commenting it.
Agreed--
 
I agree with you guys, thank you. The last few months have been a wild ride. Just trying to figure it out.
I don’t know what was going on, that Ubuntu install had me installing programs when I was removing them. (Apt) was just too many problems.

Installing mint now, cheers.
 
I have seen some godawful messes before....but this one takes the cake.


That "someone" would have been Ubuntu. you do not have a resident hacker or similar....get your head out of the windows mode.

Do yourself a favour.

Download Ubuntu or Linux Mint from the Official websites

Add/Burn it to a usb stick...minimum size 8GB....use Rufus to do this....I am assuming you are using a windows pc to prepare the usb stick with ubuntu or linux on it

Boot the pc/laptop to that usb stick.

Take note if you have internet connection and sound in the 'Live version' of either ubuntu or linux mint (I would suggest you use lunux mint.....possibly just a bit more straightforward)

Then.....double click on Install linux Mint
follow the prompts
Be SURE to click Yes to downloading/installing multi media codecs etc etc

Install so that Linux Mint (or ubuntu) takes up the entire disc.

The installer will take care of installing boot etc etc....all you need to do is sit back and watch.

When it has finished......reboot. it will ask you to take the usb stick out. Do that.

let me know how that goes.
At least I’m excelling at something.

Even my bank won’t work. Haha
 

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I agree with you guys, thank you. The last few months have been a wild ride. Just trying to figure it out.
I don’t know what was going on, that Ubuntu install had me installing programs when I was removing them. (Apt) was just too many problems.

Installing mint now, cheers.
Let us know how your fresh installs goes:-
 
all good. using it now.
I did find a couple of other things..
who knows..
 

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Two comments:
  • Rufus - I saw a note elsewhere on the website that some people had encountered issues with Rufus for creating bootable USB drives. The post suggested using balena Etcher instead. I gave Etcher a try a few weeks ago. Etcher worked well and I liked it.
  • Linux Mint - Linux Mint is based on Ubuntu. If you are having problems related to Ubuntu, keep that in mind if you try Mint.
 
One comment from me - @Tommahawk888 why are you performing these exercises as Root? If you make a mistake you may brick your machine.

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