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

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After coming back from sleep, ubuntu's GUI restarted

My laptop was in sleep mode for the night, and in the morning it couldn't get up, but instead sent me (after a while) to the welcome screen, closing every program that was running (that I know of). ...
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Accidentally deleted /var/log/syslog

I accidentally deleted /var/log/syslog and now I can't get rsyslog working. I was googling, I tried everything I found. To be precise: I created syslog with touch. Then I set chmod and chown ...
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Completely remove bluetooth after uninstalling

I've unistalled bluetooth in the terminal but can still see it in the syslog. Any ideas how to completely remove it?
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How do I configure rsyslog to send logs from a specific program to a remote syslog server?

I have a program which outputs to syslog with a given tag/program name. I'd like to be able to filter syslog traffic from that program and send it to a remote syslog server, leaving all other syslog ...
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Massive log files on Ubuntu 16.04

I recently installed Ubuntu 16.04. For some reason I have massive log files. For example: kern.log is 10.5 GB big and syslog is 152 MB. I already tried rotating them, but I wanna know what's making ...
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How to include millisecond in syslogs?

I have configured rsyslog.conf file in /etc to include my own logs as syslogs in a file at /var/logs. But after opening the file I got this: Jun 5 10:09:09 lab-Altos-G330-Mk2 slog[19689]: Hello1 Jun ...
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my-weather-indicator report in syslog [closed]

Running Ubuntu 16.04... My-weather indicator places the weather forecast data in the syslog every time it checks the weather. It works OK ... but I am wondering if this is normal and why it is ...
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92% of syslog is filled with message regarding 'ureadahead' ignoring relative path

I just turned on my laptop (using Ubuntu 15.10 64-bit) and checked syslog for today's logs. From total $ cat /var/log/syslog | grep 'Mar 23' | wc -l 23791 $ cat /var/log/syslog | grep -P 'Mar 23.*...
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How to monitor syslog and get alerted when there is a certain entry?

There is a certain error which is always the same and I am getting in syslog, however I am not really sure what the error is being caused by so I would like to get alerted immediately whenever it ...
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Where are Upstart log messages on Ubuntu 13.X?

On Ubuntu 12.04, I can find Upstart log messages in /var/log/syslog. Commands: # initctl log-priority info # initctl emit hello Log: Apr 1 01:56:56 precise64 kernel: [ 8365.820425] init: ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 - Applications becoming very unstable

I recently updated to Ubuntu 15.10 where these issues seemed to be occurring and currently having a similar situation on 16.04. I've also recently just changed graphics cards from an old ATI card to a ...
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16.04 MariaDB -> Error in syslog (mysqlcheck)

i've found the following failure in my syslog after installing Ubuntu 16.04 and MariaDB from the Scratch using this really awesome tutorial https://www.howtoforge.com/tutorial/install-apache-with-php-...
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NetworkManager[757]: <warn> [1461836136.9728] (wlan0): error getting signal strength: No such device

I get this error in the syslog and kern.log: NetworkManager[757]: [1461836136.9728] (wlan0): error getting signal strength: No such device I have both an ethernet and wifi connection: Ethernet="...
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Ubuntu 14.04 syslog showing @@@@ for long time period

My Ubuntu Server wasn't accessible for a long time, only after restarting the server I could access it again. I have checked the syslog file which shows something like @@@@@@@@@@@@@ from last night ...
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how to have coloured log according to Process id by syslog daemon in linux C?

Please suggest me a way how to have coloured logs by using Syslog daemon in linux C, depending upon process id . For different process id i.e. PID the log should be in different colour .
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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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How to log only the message in syslog-ng?

In syslog-ng.conf I have the following: source s_imp { tcp(ip("localhost") port(514)); }; filter f_imp {program("imp");}; destination d_imp {file("/home/rpr/syslog.log");}; log {source(s_imp); ...
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node syslog outputs “Error processing log message”

In syslog-ng.conf I have the following: source s_imp { tcp(ip("localhost") port(514)); }; filter f_imp {program("imp");}; destination d_imp {file("/home/rpr/syslog.log");}; log {source(s_imp); ...
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/var/log/syslog constantly logging errors, growing at 1 MB/s

It seems to be the same three errors repeated: $ tail -n15 /var/log/syslog Apr 5 23:32:01 detoo kernel: [ 6042.078785] ACPI Error: [PGRT] Namespace lookup failure, AE_NOT_FOUND (20150619/psargs-359) ...
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syslog on server 14.04

I checked my syslog on my server and the same issues come up continually. There seems to be a problem with the usb port or the mouse and it loops every 2 minutes without stopping. How could I fix this ...
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Sending UDP packets with `logger` command

I have couple different solutions for running custom syslog server (based on https://gist.github.com/marcelom/4218010). The problem I am facing is that the following command does not send UDP packets ...
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Postfix logs to remote server

On my Ubuntu 14.04 server, I'm using Postfix as a front-end mailserver, and I would like to send all mail related info, including email addresses, to a remote host. In the file /etc/rsyslog.d/50-...
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A Simple way to force an “Out of Memory” condition?

I'm working on getting alerts set up. Can anyone suggest a simple way to force an out of memory condition say on a vanilla ubuntu?
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var/log/syslog growing indefinitely in size

The disk that contains Ubuntu on my computer is 115GB in size. When the disk was 114.7GBfull. I started deleting some files here and there to free up around 5GB. But I noticed the disk was 114GB ...
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Random Freezing with ubuntu 14.04

Installed ubuntu 14.04 and the system freezes at least once a day at what seems to be random times. By Freezing I mean the mouse keyboard and screen won't react at all. This will happen no matter if ...
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syslog-ng viewer that can display many log files of different IDS

I have three Intrusion detection systems installed (snort, modsecurity,ossec) and I want to visualize the generated log files of these IDS. Is there a Graphical User Interface that can display the ...
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syslog still receiving entries after filter to seperate file

First time posting. Trying to get remote devices to into separate log files and not in the main syslog file. Have created a filter for remote devices to go to a separate file per host, but still ...
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“Wrong ufstype may corrupt your filesystem” - Should I be worried?

I was just now looking through /var/log/syslog and I found these line which worried me: ufs: You didn't specify the type of your ufs filesystem May 5 09:06:09 Bath-Towel kernel: [ 425.626221] May ...
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syslog and kern.log multiple GB in size filled with pcieport error messages

After getting a disk usage warning, I noticed my syslog and kern.log were multiple GBs in size (20GB each). I then used this askubuntu post to clear the log files but today I find that they have again ...
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“file /var/log/syslog is being edited” message in nano

To the best of my knowledge, I can view /var/log/syslog with the command sudo nano /var/log/syslog and successfully did so several times during a session; however, I was trying to search the log ...
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How to quiet Ubuntu 15.04 noisy syslog

On Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) /var/log/syslog is extremely noisy. There are messages every few seconds, from systemd, thermald, gnome-session. Most messages appear to be non-essential, simply status ...
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remote syslog-ng

I have two Ubuntu's in VMware Workstation, one of them is Ubuntu 14 (client) and the other one is Ubuntu 15 mate (server) and they are pinged together. I've installed syslog-ng on both sides and I ...
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why dmesg output to log file is not working?

I am trying to output the dmesg to a log file so I can look at it through my txt editor, but i keep getting an error msg: dmesg > /Desktop/log.txt gives me this error: bash: /Desktop/dmesg.log: No ...
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Everything in syslog has been removed! Security risk?

I am new to Ubuntu. I've only been using it for a few weeks. I was wondering; does Ubuntu delete the logs after a while? My syslog was full of logged events this morning, but when I checked it now, ...
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every month ssh stuck (and not only ssh)

I know almost nothing about this server. It was setup before I joined my company and I never used until now. My colleague told me that every month the ssh stop working. The server is still up because ...
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how fix the issue that so that ubi-usersetup crash doesn't happen when I try to install ubuntu

Whenever I try to install ubuntu 14.04 lts I get a message saying: ubi-usersetupcrash ubi-usersetup failed with exit code 10. Further information may be found in var/log/syslog What do I ...
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Prevent Rsyslog from removing automatically syslog.gz files. [duplicate]

Why ubuntu remove older syslog older than syslog.7.gz by default? How can I prevent that to happen? Thanks
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Crashes every 30 minutes on 15:10

Environment: Linux david-1510 4.2.0-19-generic #23-Ubuntu SMP Wed Nov 11 11:39:30 UTC 2015 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux I have suffered with freezes since installing 15.10 in October every 30 ...
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fresh install reporting no space (disappearing space!)

I have done a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04 and 15.10 x64 on a 256GB drive using the whole disk. This is a NVMe and I initially suspected it. After a few days of use the system reports less than 1GB ...
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How to tell what is logging bandwidth

I've been having everything that goes through my NIC logged and I'm not sure how it happened. The last thing I installed was webmin and I'm not sure if that changed a setting or not but as of today ...
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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 to stop wifi kill switch from filling syslog?

Just sat down at my wife's computer which was complaining about no space in the root filesystem. Fortunately, Nautilus and Ctrl-Alt-T still worked so I was able to find the offending file - syslog - ...
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Every version Ubuntu on Mac 5.1 crashes, eventually fatally crashes

I am running only Ubuntu on an old Macbook 5.1 (system specs below). No matter the version of Ubuntu, the computer consistently locks up (unable to reach tty). It doesn't seem to be associated to any ...
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Cant read KMSG?

I'm not so new at Linux, but I have a problem thats making me pull my hair of the head. I have a pcduino 3, it runs linaro 12.11, it has an embedded infrared receiver and a driver sunxi-ir.ko that ...
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kvm error in syslog says cpu0 unhandled rdmsr

I have a server that hosts about 20 KVM guest machines. It's syslog is, at times, flooded with messages like these: 00:17:36 vhost-server kernel: [ 157.835078] kvm: 3138: cpu0 unhandled rdmsr: ...
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Noise messages in the syslog from thermald

I am running Ubuntu 15.04. I am noticing a lot of noise messages in the syslog from thermald. thermald[9139]: Set : 94000, 25000, 0, 0, 0 thermald[9139]: Set : 94000, 26000, 0, 0, 0 thermald[9139]: ...
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/var/log/syslog not rotating

Our log file /var/log/syslog does not seem to be rotating, even though the logrotate config /etc/logrotate.d/rsyslog exists: /var/log/syslog { rotate 7 daily missingok notifempty ...
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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 monitor syslog and send notification based on events?

I'm going to be sending syslog from my one device/server to an Ubuntu server. On the Ubuntu server (receiving the syslog), I want it to trigger a script when specific syslog messages arrive. Is this ...
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Why doesn't my Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS server consistently boot? Help with logs

I am running a fairly simple in-office server for the purposes of hosting GitLab and MatterMost (alternative to Slack chat). The problem I am having is that 9 times out of 10, if I need to reboot the ...