Syslog is a protocol designed to relay system event messages. Questions related to syslog involve event notification and logging capabilities.

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How do I limit the size of my syslog?

I've got my mom's computer running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. It's been working just fine but all of the sudden syslog has been filling up. And by filling up I mean I just deleted a /var/log/syslog that was ...
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What Graphical Logfile Analyzers are available?

does anybody know a good graphical logfile analyzer for (mainly) syslog messages from ubuntu? maybe one that converts the text-based messages in objects to sort/group/filter messages like windows' ...
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separate sysklogd remote log messages

after i've tried to understand how syslog is working in ubuntu i found out that the package that exist is sysklogd (syslogd & klogd combination). what I want to do is to get my router messages ...
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Forward Mysql logs to Syslog-ng

Ubuntu 10.04 I have set MySQL to log slow queries and a general mysql log. How can I pipe those files in syslog to forward to centralized logging service (which is working)? Tried: source ...
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Do the logs such as messages and syslog begin after installation?

I would like to know if logs such as syslog and messages begin their first loggings during the installation of the OS, or once the OS has already been installed and the first normal boot-up?
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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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How To rotate syslog daily?

I want to rotate my syslog daily... How do I do this? How to check whether log rotate is working? How to make it run daily? By default, does Ubuntu Server run logrotate daily? Or do I have to set it ...
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Hardware logs storage?

I have a Ubuntu Server 11.10 installed. wanted to know where hardware related logs are stored & is there any configuration that needs to be done, for those logs to be activated? If possible ...
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How do I configure Dropbox to log to syslog?

Dropbox is currently running well on Ubuntu server 10.04. How can I setup dropbox to log any sync in syslog or even separate log file?
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How to cure regular syslog error?

I'm getting regular errors in my syslog (they're occurring exactly every 10 minutes, to the second): Feb 22 13:01:24 computer sm-mta[5747]: q1MBVO6B003778: SYSERR(root): hash map "Alias0": missing ...
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Log viewer cant open syslog after messing up groups

I was doing some VirtualBox stuff today and I had so add my user to vbox group, well I did it wrong and I removed myself from sudoers. I used the recovery console and fixed it with this command: ...
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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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Cron Job Not Running?

I have a crontab file that looks like this: * * * * * /home/abliskovs/update/update.sh However when I check the syslog for evidence that the job has run, there is nothing that might indicate that it ...
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How to correctly create a virtual file system?

A task in my homework assignment asks me to create a virtual file system, mount it, and perform some operations on it. I am supposed to create a file of 10 MB whose bits are all set to 0, format it ...
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How can I view a log of system use?

Is there a log or software application for interpreting, e.g. /var/log/syslog* so that I can get statistics on system use? I am interested in the frequency of use of a machine by different users; ...
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difference between rsyslogd and syslogd

I was trying to implement some changes to syslogd on Ubuntu 10.04.02 LTS (Server edition). I found /etc/syslog.conf is not present on system, instead I have /etc/rsyslogd.d/*.conf. syslogd can be ...
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How can I receive syslog logs from a networked system?

I'd like to configure Ubuntu to receive logs from a DD-WRT router. The router's configuration screen contains the following section: and its logging documentation reads: If you wish to send ...
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Configuring syslog for bash script logging

I want to use syslog to do some bash script logging. I see /etc/rsyslog.d/50-default.conf, but I'm new to syslog. I want to configure local0 for logging for my scripts. Should I be editing this ...
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Investigating a system “freeze”

Am on Ubuntu 10.04.2 LTS Linux skiran 2.6.32-32-generic-pae #62-Ubuntu SMP Wed Apr 20 22:10:33 UTC 2011 i686 GNU/Linux My machine froze for the 5th time in 2 days. Had to reboot, and login to a ...
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Where is syslog.conf?

I tried to move my stuff from CentOS to Ubuntu. Here is a problem I met: I would like find the corresponding CentOS /etc/syslog.conf file in Ubuntu? Basically, the file is used to control where those ...
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How do I configure syslog server in 10.10 desktop?

As the title says, how can I setup syslog server in 10.10? Where can I find the configuration files?
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dbus sporadically not starting at boot [closed]

I'm finding that a number of fairly essential daemons and programs are not starting up at boot time, most of the time. This is a pretty fresh (a few weeks old) install of 10.10 on an Acer Aspire 5742 ...
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Can I block log messages from specific devices or drivers?

I'm getting "NVRM: os_raise_smp_barrier()" messages in syslog and dmesg at a rate of 4-6 per minute; I think it's from the Nvidia graphics driver. The system behaves normally, but the messages ...
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Difference between /var/log/messages, /var/log/syslog, and /var/log/kern.log?

For the purposes of kernel logging, why do I have three different, non-inclusive levels of logging amongst /var/log/messages, /var/log/syslog, and /var/log/kern.log?
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How to enable boot messages to be printed on screen during boot up? [duplicate]

How to enable boot messages, kernel messages and other logs of various services to be printed on screen during boot up?
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Randomly displayed flashing lines, no response to all shortcuts, just power off. [syslog included]

I have an old machine, and I want to use for that to learn employees how to use Ubuntu, and to be easyer to switch from Windows. I've been installed 10.04, and updated, but this strange stuff is ...
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What is proper setup for “anacron”?

I am running Ubuntu 9.10 and 10.04 on MediaTemple (ve) servers. On both of them, the anacron setup is broken, ... and they have been broken since I first installed Ubuntu. It has only come to my ...
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How can I speed up boot on one of my machines?

I have a Gateway all in one machine (2 gig Intel Core 2 Duo T7250 dual core processor, 2 gig RAM - full specs) on which I installed 10.10. Once it has booted it's fine, but it takes forever to boot. ...
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Is there a way to suppress one specific message from syslog?

I'm getting a lot of Dec 27 08:35:49 htpc kernel: [ 1552.153797] pciehp 0000:00:1c.5:pcie04: Card not present on Slot(0-2) Dec 27 08:35:49 htpc kernel: [ 1552.157744] pciehp 0000:00:1c.5:pcie04: ...