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

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“Foreign” messages in syslog and dmesg — system breached or side effect of VPS?

I am running a small Ubuntu 14.04 server on a VPS offering. Since a few days ago, the system seems to crash (almost) daily. My application logs did not help a lot, but I noticed these log entries in /...
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Syslog-ng log rotation problem

i have a problem with syslog-ng rotate system. I need that my file rotation is schedule one time a day, example : -rw-r----- 1 root adm 37K Oct 16 192.168.40.240.log -rw-r----- 1 root adm 83K Oct ...
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Unresolved warnings in syslog >> pcp-pmie[3232]: Restart unresponsive PMDAs pmdaroot[4]@<server name>

My syslog contains multiple entries for "pcp-pmie[3232]: Restart unresponsive PMDAs pmdaroot[4]@"; do you have any idea what might be causing these warnings to occur and how I can resolve it? I'm not ...
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Ubuntu 18.04.3 /var/log/syslog Error message lircd flooding

I checked /var/log/syslog on Ubuntu 18.04.3 and discovered that it is flooded with a repetition of errors, but primarily the main one is shown below. Written every second. lircd[1298]: lircd-0.10.0[...
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Syslog-ng broken/won't install after 16.04 > 18.04 dist upgrade

I recently upgraded my Ubuntu Server 16.04 VM to 18.04. After the upgrade, syslog-ng was failing to start, so I purged it and tried reinstalling it. Every time I go to reinstall it, I get the "//...
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Why is my SSD periodically hanging for 20 to 30 seconds?

I was using Shotcut today when this happened, but it also happens doing other things too, maybe 2 to 5 times per day. It happened in 18.04, 18.10, and now 19.04. The laptop hangs with the SSD light ...
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Prevent usb driver from printing dmesg errors about device issues

Some usb port in my computer is faulty, and this spams the syslog, so that when I run dmesg, I get hundreds of lines like this: [13446.886798] usb usb4-port2: Cannot enable. Maybe the USB cable is ...
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Syslog-ng Won't Listen

Trying to setup Syslog-NG but can't get it to listen at all. I added the following to the config: source s_net { tcp(ip(0.0.0.0) port(514)); udp(ip(0.0.0.0) port(514)); }...
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constantly - Starting Session 58576 of user root?

I see that my syslog is polluted by this type of message constantly. how is it done? Thank you May 23 21:12:26 HOSTNAME systemd[1]: Starting Session 58576 of user root. May 23 21:12:26 HOSTNAME ...
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How to solve: gkr-pam: unable to locate daemon control file?

Since i installed 19.04 I start to getting this error in my syslog sent from gdm-session-wor: gkr-pam: unable to locate daemon control file What could be the problem and how to solve it?
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Mysterious KDE hang and/or restart

I use Kubuntu and it's been working fine for years, but in the past few months I either have regular (every few days) screen hangs where nothing responds for a few seconds to tens of seconds, or I get ...
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Can you help? Computer shut down and brightness level changed by itself

My computers screen brightness changed and then a few hours later it shut down by itself. I looked into system log and I found this for screen brightness: Mar 26 09:17:01 My-PC CRON[12162]: pam_unix(...
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Ubuntu Server 18 Crashing - I dont understand the log file

My Ubuntu 18 server has just this week started crashing every few days, at random interval the machine just hangs and then must be reset in VMWare. I have looked at the Kern.log file and Syslog file ...
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Unable to restart rsyslog service using “sudo systemctl restart rsyslogd”

I am not able to restart rsyslog service using systemctl: sudo systemctl restart rsyslogd. I keep getting the time out error message.
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How to get execution Log of any running applicaion

When I start running application on Ubuntu 16.04, i have face a problem of CPU usage of 100% for each application for long time. I need to get log of that particular application (its execution log) so ...
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Faulty usb device: how to disable to get rid of dmesg errors

I bought a second hand computer, which seems to have a faulty USB port (or something - I haven't encountered it). The only real annoyance is that my syslogs are spammed with the same messages: [...
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snapd udevmon.go:184: udev monitor observed remove event for unknown device

I'm seeing these messages in the syslog on 18.10. How can I fix this? I've searched around and not found any solutions. The two entries that occur approx. every hour in syslog are: snapd[1893]: ...
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pulseaudio is producing errors in syslog

To get audio working I find that every time I boot the computer I have to execute the command: pulseaudio --start While seeking ways to get this started automatically at boot time I examined the ...
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Disable warning messages about ntpd in syslog

I start my computer with internet disable and noticed that syslog is full of warning messages about ntpd ntpd[1123]: error resolving pool 0.ubuntu.pool.ntp.org: Temporary failure in name resolution (-...
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WARNING **: Sink input info callback : SINK INPUT INFO IS NULL or our user_data is not what we think it should be

could someone please explain to me what this means? It appeared in my syslog after what I can only describe as an "analogy sounding pig noise" came over my speakers. I recently installed ubuntu 16.04 ...
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Huge syslog file crashing system

Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS in a minute can produce over 200GB syslog file which fills system partition and in a result it is not possible to start the system. It happened second time in few weeks. Tail ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 journald forwarding to syslog seems lagged

I'm seeing an issue where the copying/forwarding of journal messages to /var/log/syslog seems to be delayed: theuser@host:/etc/systemd$ sudo journalctl -n 1 && sudo tail -n 1 /var/log/syslog -...
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Very frequent log entries of gnome-software

Every 5 seconds or so, gnome-software writes something like that in the syslog: Dec 3 09:11:23 xxxx gnome-software[5095]: Only 0 apps for recent list, hiding Dec 3 09:11:23 xxxx gnome-software[5095]...
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How we can monitor the network traffic of logs transferred through the rsyslog

I'm consolidating the client logs to a centralized server in Ubuntu using the rsyslog deamon. While consolidating the logs, how can i see the amount of network traffic or file size transferred from ...
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How to send TLS syslog message via logger command

I'm working on ubuntu 16.0.4. Is there any way to send TLS syslog message by logger command? Thanks in advanced for any suggestion
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systemd-sysv-generator: stat() failed on /etc/init.d/screen-cleanup, ignoring: No such file or directory

I got a virtual 18.04.1 (acting as apt-cacher-ng host) installation which shows the following repeating warning in it's syslog. systemd-sysv-generator: stat() failed on /etc/init.d/screen-cleanup, ...
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NMI: IOCK error

I am getting the following error messages in my syslog since upgrading to Ubuntu Server 18.04.1 LTS: NMI: IOCK error (debug interrupt?) for reason 71 on CPU 0. NMI: IOCK error (debug interrupt?...
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Ubuntu 16.04 system halted - finding the reason

I have a remote server which is actually running a Qt GUI App continuously, but when I have checked last day I have seen that the software was not running from time Oct 25 19:40:41 and I have ...
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GPSD logs on ubuntu (syslog)

I am debugging gpsd in ubuntu. gpsd uses syslog. However I don't know where the log is getting stored. Any clues please?
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Using Ubuntu as syslogger

Can someone help me, I want to configure Ubuntu as Syslogger to trap logs of my Multiple devices in my network. Devices are networking ones such as Routers and Switches. Devices like Routers and ...
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problem in size with /var/log file is 110GB

My file /var/log is 110 GB and system tell me low disk space. What should I do? Should I delete the log file I have tried? $ sudo apt-get clean $ sudo apt-get autoclean $ sudo apt-get autoremove ...
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Unresponsive computer when left running some engineering simulations overnight

This is the third time this has happened in last 4-5 months (16.04 as well as now 18.04 LTS). I run some engineering simulations on my Ubuntu machine and normally everything would be alright. ...
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Anydesk is completly locking my Ubuntu 14.04 OS?

I was using anydesk 2.9.5 version but it is freezing my computer. Also upgrade to latest version of anydesk 4.0 free personel program but it is locking all my system and my 14.04 OS is completely ...
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What packages are reporting these errors?

I'm running Xubuntu 16.04.5 on a laptop whose nVidia driver is not supported in 18.04 so I'm stuck here (I need the proprietary driver.) A while ago I started getting error dialogs popping up ...
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Errors information logged by the kernel, troubleshoot a custom-built kernel by /var/log/kern.log

I'm trying to troubleshoot a custom-built kernel by /var/log/kern.log command. In this on the logs its showing errors related to gvfsd-metadata. Is this errors cause any problems to PC? How to fix ...
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“logger” differences betw script and command line

If I enter from the command line logger "This is a test" in my syslog I get: Aug 9 07:54:22 computername root: This is a test but if I use the exact same line in a script, when the script is run, ...
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Samba smb.conf errors syslog deprecated, invalid value for security

I tried to make a shared folder on my Ubuntu so I can access it with my Windows using Samba, but I found this error that I do not understand. I tried searching online for solutions but I could not ...
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Syslog-ng filter only specific user foo

I've already searched various threads, but I couldn't find any useful information. I am trying to log all activities of user foo into a separate log file. My problem is to filter out the user ...
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Kern and Syslog full with the same error

I get this error sometimes while shutting down, the screen goes full with this line: AsimSafwan kernel: [ 2086.606655] nouveau 0000:01:00.0: fifo: SCHED_ERROR 20 [] The PC doesn’t shut down and ...
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System Log does not load

The System Log GUI is not loading. Appears in the side bar for a few moments and then disappears. Captured this from /var/log/apport ERROR: apport (pid 7668) Fri Jul 13 23:28:37 2018: called for ...
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login window come again and again after login with password

By mistake .Xauthority and .xsession-errror file is deleted from me.I am facing a Login Loop Problem. I entered the correct password, then after few seconds the login window comes again and asks for ...
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OpenVPN riddling syslog with errors, but otherwise seems to work flawlessly

Yesterday I configured OpenVPN on a Ubuntu 18.04 server which seems to work. I can connect no problem and "systemctl status openvpn" gives me green. However, my syslog is being riddled with errors ...
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User creation remote logging

I am trying to centralize logs from different server to one server. I can centralize logging information via adding auth.* @server_ip:port in /etc/rsyslog.conf from the clients, but now I don't ...
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Syslog file of 168.5GB, keeps filling up with “Please type y to accept, n otherwise…”

My syslog file will fill up no matter what i delete. It's up to 165GB now. i tailed it, and heres the output?? wow: Please type y to accept, n otherwise: Please type y to accept, n otherwise: Please ...
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Forward logs in linux to remote syslog server

I need to forward logs from the below OS to a remote syslog server. I am trying to browser google to find some info. Will you please help me change the configuration so that even if the system reboot ...
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ubuntu .syslogs background process which is consuming all CPU [duplicate]

I have a real problem with ubuntu VM CPU. It is a GCP machine, and I have web servers running on these 3 VMs. TOP command result : 26271 www-data 20 0 178216 2552 640 S 95.9 0.1 1:22.56 .syslogs ls ...
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Computer randomly shut down yesterday. Is there any malicious activity in the syslog?

My computer suddenly turned off yesterday, and after searching here I found that I should look at the /var/log/syslog. But I have no idea what to look for, there were a lot of things happening around ...
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Syslog filled with “@”-sign, Server not reachable

today something happend to my ubuntu 16.04 server running plesk onxy. the server was unreachable, so i did a hard reset. after looking into /var/log/syslog, something strange was shown: syslog-output ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and corrupt computer

My computer is suddenly going to h+ll in a handbasket. I have religiously used software updater; last week my UPS battery died, and since then we have had two or three power outages. So when my ...
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Understanding log after crash

I have a new system on my laptop (Ubuntu Gnome 16.04) and first week or so it was great, but then it started to (seemingly randomly) freeze every now and then (about once a day, sometimes more; it's a ...