Apparently my logs stopped working around Apr 10, as the current
/var/log/syslog is empty, and
/var/log/syslog.1 has the following for its last entries:
Apr 10 20:25:01 li243-206 CRON: (root) CMD (command -v debian-sa1 > /dev/null && debian-sa1 1 1) Apr 10 20:27:16 li243-206 kernel: Kernel logging (proc) stopped. Apr 10 20:27:16 li243-206 rsyslogd: [origin software="rsyslogd" swVersion="5.8.6" x-pid="2320" x-info="http://www.rsyslog.com"] exiting on signal 15.
I tried writing to it with
logger "hello world", but nothing show up.
rsyslog is indeed running, if I check with
So I found this similar question, which led me to discover that
/dev/xconsole was missing. I created it, rebooted, but still no joy.
How can I get syslog to work?