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Ctrl Alt F8 in Ubuntu

I'm having trouble with my Ubuntu 9.04 set up. It panics when idling (see other posts from me). It is possible, when running Ubuntu, to press Ctrl-Alt-F8 to get a console which displays messages from the system - including panic messages. I have searched the logs in /var/log for these messages but I can't find them. Are these messages written to a file anywhere since the text terminal doesn't show much history. If so, where? If they aren't written to file by default, is it possible to configure the system to write the messages to a file? Can you remote log in from another Ubuntu PC to see these messages and pipe them to a file on the remote PC?

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