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What is the “canary thread” and why is it starving?

The following occasionally appears in /var/log/syslog: rtkit-daemon[1145]: The canary thread is apparently starving. Taking action. rtkit-daemon[1145]: Demoting known real-time threads. ...
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How do I get Unity to launch “Log File Viewer” as root?

By default, "Log File Viewer" is not launched from Unity as root in Ubuntu 11.04. This is pretty useless, as most of the log files are only readable by root. How can I change this behavior so that it ...
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1answer
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Is there an application or a log that tracks apps/processes that were running just before an unexpected shutdown

It's very helpful that browsers and various document readers remember their pre-crash states, but is there a way for ubuntu to do this? If I have a bunch of apps open, is that "app state" stored ...
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Where is /var/log/messages?

Just installed natty, and cannot find /var/log/messages. Also, /var/log/daemon.log is missing. What happened? Why are they no longer present? And where I can find the same log information?
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Pink Screen on GRUB Boot [closed]

When I boot Ubuntu 11.04, GRUB shows me a nice, blank pink screen, until most of the OS is loaded, after which I can see some output text. I can't fix it unless I switch to console mode instead of ...