Adding messages, mostly warnings and/or errors, to a log file.

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How do I set up a logging server for Access Points?

I have a linksys AP, nothing fancy, but it does have a logging utility. How do I make that send the logs my Ubuntu 12.04 server.
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ubuntu 11.10 /var/log/auth.log

I use Ubuntu 11.10. And I want it to write logging messages about failed ssh log in attempts to /var/log/auth.log. In my understanding /var/log/auth.log is supposed to hold all failed ssh connection ...
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How to log memory usage per minute on Ubuntu Server?

I checked few programs such as htop or top command but couldn't find any features for logging per minute. Is there a way to do that for tracking memory issues ? edit: I was using linode and decided ...
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asynchronous logging via rsyslogd(8) and write buffer increase

On a pretty high traffic web site running in virtual containers (VMware) and lacking local storage, we've managed to increase throughput (requests per second) significantly by switching from logging ...
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What is the default apache2 log format and where is defined such default?

I review (a fast reading) Apache Module mod_log_config and can't figure out what is the apache2 default log format and where is defined it. Any idea? Note that what is on ...
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How do I redirect Google Chrome Logs out of my kern.log

I have hundreds of these log entries: Feb 13 16:46:56 XXXX kernel: [42982.178922] type=1701 audit(1360799216.852:1514): auid=4294967295 uid=1000 gid=1000 ses=4294967295 pid=5529 comm="chrome" ...
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Log file size or age

I'd like to change various log files (particularly auth.log) to retain info for anywhere from the last 30-90 days. Right now it only has about 4 days worth of info. How do I modify these settings ...
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Why can't I access my desktop after installing Lubuntu?

I installed Lubuntu 12.10 in my netbook through USB Drive. Now I cannot get access in my desktop after login. I can see only one thing on my screen. Welcome to ubuntu 12.10(GNU/linux 3.5.0-17- ...
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How to enable logging for Google Chrome in Ubuntu 12.04?

I'm trying to capture the logs for a certain bug I'm having with Google Chrome. However, I can't find/enable logs for GC. According to this Chromium project page, I just need to add the flags ...
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How stop Ubuntu from reading my password out loud every time I log on?

I turned on a certain feature on the login screen and now my password is read out loud when I type it on login. What did I turn on, and how do I turn this back off?
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What's changing the owner on my log files?

I have several log files in /var/log/mythtv that need to be owned by mythtv.users. In versions of Ubuntu prior to 12.10 if I did: sudo chown mythtv.users mylogfile that worked fine and my log files ...
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rsyslog not rotating at fixed file size

I am trying to create a separate log file for a application in Linux. So far I have created a .conf script to separate log in custom log file based on program name and it's working correctly. But, I ...
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Give rsyslog read access to all log files that I want to monitor

I'm using the $InputFile facility in rsyslog to monitor various log files scattered around my ubuntu 12.04 server. E.g. nginx, unicorn, rails, postgres, cron etc. Now my problem is, that some of these ...
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apt-get and login problem

I had a problem when I try to update my ubuntu "12.04LTS": Accidentally I turn off my computer, while the update was running. When I turn it on and try to complete the update, he always told me, that ...
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Which logfile(s) log(s) errors reading a cd?

I introduce a CD-RW, maybe blank (I really don't know), and after a little movement inside the reader, the CD is ejected without any message at all. I would like to know what is going on and the ...
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How to change location where logs are stored?

I am running out of space and would like to move my logs to recover some room on my SSD. My question: I have an SSD (mounted at /) and regular hard-drive (mounted at /mnt/d2). How can I change it so ...
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tail stops displaying in case of a log rotation

I have to tail the log of a server (servicemix) and the log rotation is enabled. As soon as the rotation happens, tail stops displaying. I did some investigations and it is a bug in Debian : Debian ...
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nagios3 Error: Could not read object configuration data!

I have a brand new install of nagios3 on ubuntu 12.04. After I log in to the web interface and click any link I get the error: Error: Could not read object configuration data! Here are some things ...
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How to Trace my Network's Steps

Question (concise version): Where in my log files would I find information regarding the networking steps executed between the time I have left the login screen and the time I have landed comfortably ...
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How to find an ip of connected vnc client from vncserver log?

I run the vncserver using vnc4server. I take a look in ~/.vnc/ubuntu:1.log It only show something like this. Sat Oct 6 20:40:12 2012 Connections: accepted: 0.0.0.0::2043 SConnection: Client ...
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Is there a log for copied files?

Suppose someone copies a file to a DVD or pendrive. Is there a log where I can see that?
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How to log processes in daemon-mode?

I would like to save the standard output of the program motion in a text file. If I don't use motion in daemon-mode I would simply do it by: motion > log.txt But what is the equivalent when I ...
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Getting notified of failed cron jobs

I'm concerned that cron jobs can fail silently for an indefinite period of time on vanilla Ubuntu Desktop 12.04.1 (Precise), and no one will notice. I would like to get a notification whenever a ...
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How do I clear a log file that is currently in use?

I'm trying to clear a log file in use, and all the commands I've tried so far: truncate less tail filename Don't get the job done. Deleting the file and creating a new file with the same name ...
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.xsession-errors file is huge. How can I disable? [duplicate]

I have visited over 30 different forum questions about this very same issue but none of them have been able to point me in the right direction. I don't care what is causing the issue. I don't care ...
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What does “command returned 1” mean?

I am trying to get a command to execute from within my MythTV interface on a Mythbuntu computer. When I try a test command, touch /home/mythbuntu/test, it doesn't work, and I see this entry in ...
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Quickly: Logging from Python application

Consider the following truncated source file (an empty Quickly application with unnecessary lines stripped): import logging logger = logging.getLogger('foobar') class FoobarWindow(Window): ...
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Where are logs stored?

AFAIK applications in Ubuntu track activity and errors beyond what is covered by the "Privacy" setting. (Including, for example, login/logout/shutdown times.) Where are these logs stored?
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How to determine file in “Error opening file for reading” error

Since Ubuntu 12.04, whenever I open aterm, I get the following error message: Error opening file for reading: Permission denied aterm still opens and runs correctly, but I get that error message. ...
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How do I increase the verbosity level of nvidia's drivers in Mythbuntu 12.04?

nvidia says to do this: % startx -- -verbose 5 -logverbose 5 But how can I do it without using startx?
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Computer under Ubuntu 12.04 randomly locking up when inactive

I am sure someone has had a similar problem somewhere in the world, but I've not really been able to find a way out of this. My install is as clean as I can make it (what can you do wrong with ...
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Can't set up public key ssh authentication

I have a fresh install of Ubuntu 12.04. I'm trying to setup ssh public key authentication. Unfortunately, it refuses to work. Running the ssh client in verbose mode I can see that the public keys are ...
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What do UFW's audit log entries mean?

I'm sometimes getting a lot of these AUDIT log entries in ... [UFW AUDIT] IN= OUT=eth0 SRC=176.58.105.134 DST=194.238.48.2 LEN=76 TOS=0x10 PREC=0x00 TTL=64 ID=32137 DF PROTO=UDP SPT=36231 DPT=123 ...
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Does pulseaudio have an error log?

In order to help provide better information for my other question about browsers and Pulse audio, I wanted to see if I could get some kind of helpful log information. However, there doesn't seem to ...
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Is there a way to track a run away process?

Recently I've been getting a rather annoying problem, which seems to be linked to Firefox-Trunk, Thunderbird-Trunk, or possible Compiz (default 12.04 compiz with Unity). At random (it seems) the ...
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Could rsyslog be purging log files?

Today I found a lot of log files empty, these were: /var/log/auth.log /var/log/syslog /var/log/daemon.log /var/log/kern.log /var/log/mail.log /var/log/user.log /var/log/mail.info /var/log/mail.warn ...
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kern.log y syslog crecen demasiado / kern.log and syslog grow too much

Primero felicitaciones, y gracias, ubuntu 12.04, es, impresionante, e impecable. Ahora tengo esta pregunta, los archivos /var/log/kern.log y syslog crecen demasiado, mas de lo que he visto ...
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.ICEauthority is missing [duplicate]

Can I create a new file .ICEauthirity or download it from anywhere? Problem is when I logging in.There is this error message "Can't update .ICEauthority home/user/.ICEauthority".But there is no such ...
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Does the new “privacy” button have a log?

I was just wondering if there was a log that shows exactly what the various applications are taking a history of?
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Where can I find messages related to Apache start up?

Apache didn't start up automatically like it usually does. I'd like to try to find out why. It looks like it never started up today, so nothing in /var/log/apache2/error.log since it never ran. As I ...
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How can I get the command log of a particular user on Ubuntu Server?

Is there a way to find a log of all the commands that have been run by a user on Ubuntu 11.10 Server? I need to find out what my friend ran to install a program.
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Unable to access the server via SSH?

when I am trying to access the server through ssh it says: ssh: connect to host xx.yyy.zzz.x port 22: Connection refused and on the server in auth.log it shows following log entry: Address ...
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ubuntu not logging in

i am using ubuntu 11.10 and i once i logged in and the screen flashed for a sec and came back to the same screen it is happening again and again. i put the ubuntu cd and almost reinstalled it while i ...
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Where are fsck results logged at boot time, after /forcefsck?

When working remotely I set a server to force an fsck at boot time with the sudo touch /forcefsck command and rebooted. After it restarted I checked in /var/log/fsck for the results of the disk ...
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Please suggest one free log manager which will help me to audit all system and services logs in organized format?

I have Ubuntu server 11.10 but without GUI, so it is fine even if that suggest a software or something like that which will intern help me do that. it will be grate if that software can export logs in ...
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How can I free space from a massive 39.5GB /var/log/ folder?

I just got a message from the default disk analyses software (Baobab) that I only have 1GB left on the hard drive. After some search, I found that the /var/log/ folder is the cause of this. Some ...
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Log of people/ip's who connected to my machine through remote desktop

My network has a static IP. And I could see some un-intended user tried to access my machine through Remote Desktop. Where can I see the log of the same? Using Ubuntu 10.04
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How do I disable messages or logging from printing on the console/virtual terminals?

My wireless driver is noisy. It prints out messages to the console every 10-30 seconds. So, if I'm working on VT1 or something, I get messages scrolling by all the time. Is there a way to shut this ...
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Where can I find the log file of my system temperature?

So, I have the lm-sensors package installed, and I can run sensors and get details of my system temperature, like this: acpitz-virtual-0 Adapter: Virtual device temp1: +45.0°C (crit = ...
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How to log all Bash commands by all users on a server?

Our small company runs an Ubuntu Server 11.10, to which a couple of people have SSH access. The actual terminals are sometimes used, too. How can we locally log all Bash commands run, along with user ...