Questions tagged [syslog]

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

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Ubuntu 20.04 restarting on its own - how to identify the source of the issue?

I have Ubuntu 20.04 and have been having this restarting issue from a couple of days. I did not do anything special at software level, at some point the computer just started to restart by itself, not ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 syslog

I am running Ubuntu 20.04 and use it for python development. There are a few crontab jobs that run very early in the AM, however, noticed this morning they did not run as expected - but I cannot ...
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Ubuntu 20.04.1 tracker-miner errors in Syslog

New install of 20.04.1 running only pi.hole and unifi controller software. It’s Ubuntu desktop, but I’m basically running it headless. I’ve noticed that I’m getting this set of tracker-miner related ...
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Why syslog.1 growing?

I see that only syslog.1 is growing in size (Gbs). and rest of the logrotation process is working as usual. I do see compressed syslog2.gz, syslog.3.gz, etc. Why only SYSLOG.1 is growing? Please help #...
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Generate the logs for all downloads that are happining on the host (Ubuntu) [closed]

Most of the logs are stored in /var/log/ such as syslog, authlog ... etc. But I cannot find any log file related to downloaded files. Is there any way to log all the details of the downloading files ...
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Need help with figuring out why log files are 13GB

Running Ubuntu 20.04.1 In folder/var/log two files kern.log and syslog each takes up 13 GB. Can someone help me to figure out how to deal with this? tail kern.log: Sep 16 08:08:53 mauni kernel: [ ...
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How to fix periodic filling of /var/log folder?

It's for second time this month that /var/log has two files kernlog and syslog each 12GB. It is caused by journald's over 100% CPU. I have deleted these files manually again, and set journalctl vaccum ...
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My system generates 900 000 lines of error log in the span of one minute and then has to be rebooted to work

My system does something weird. If I do something that my computer doesn't like then it logs 900 000 lines of error logs and stops working. Last time this happened I had just started a game of DotA ...
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Why is my /var/log folder 118 GB in size?

I am quite new to the aspects of ubuntu although I know the basics. My computer is running low on storage and upon inspection, I have found that my /var/log folder is 118 GB big! I have considered ...
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journalctl missing cron entries that show up in syslog

I have cron set up to log start (CMD) and end (END) of all cron jobs along with the process number (setting up cron to use -L 11 option). All entries are showing up in /var/log/syslog, such as: Aug 26 ...
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Are log files safe to delete? [duplicate]

My primary partition is running out of storage so I scanned my system for files larger than 50MBs using sudo find / -type f -size +50M -exec du -h {} \; | sort -n and I got 3.4G /var/log/user.log ...
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Howto block wifi-messages flooding syslog?

I'm Martin. I am using Ubuntu "Xenial". lsb_release -a No LSB modules are available. Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 16.04.7 LTS Release: 16.04 Codename: xenial For Wifi ...
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logrotate - file owner issue

I want to rotate the syslog for testing. sudo logrotate -f /var/log/syslog [sudo] password for stephen: error: Ignoring /var/log/syslog because the file owner is wrong (should be root or user with ...
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Access log file created by syslog as a normal user

I've created a user, but I'm not able to access my log file in /var/log. It says permission denied. I don't want to use sudo, as I want to access it from scripts too. I was able to achieve this by ...
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Log files fill up too fast

I have gone through my logs and found these lines repeating: Jul 21 20:16:58 hardik kernel: [ 1532.187604] wlp0s20f3: Failed check-sdata-in-driver check, flags: 0x0 Jul 21 20:16:58 hardik kernel: [ ...
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rsyslog start stop every full hour

I'm using Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS. I looked at syslog at /var/log/syslog and it seems that every hour rsyslog is being stopped and started again. I'm not really sure what rsyslog does or if it is really ...
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syslog flooded with messages “wlp16s0: Failed check-sdata-in-driver check, flags: 0x4”

I've got an old laptop with Lubuntu 18.04 that I use from time to time. I noticed that sometimes it gets unresponsive and fan runs at max speed, and the syslog becomes huge, the only way to stop it is ...
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How to diagnose/stop gdm-x-session spamming syslog

[Note: this is similar to issue #418 in the gnome gitlab but it happens to me constantly and I'm not running Evolution. I filed this there too, but gnome 3.28.2 is no longer supported there.] I'm not ...
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20.04 crashes with error \00\00\00

My freshly installed Ubuntu 20.04 frequently crashes during normal activities. These are the last lines from var/log/syslog before the crash: Jul 2 01:23:16 ubuntu1 kernel: [363076.136396] RIP: 0010:...
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syslog filling up with the below error trace while gaming

System: 5.4.0-39-generic #43-Ubuntu AMD Ryzen 7 AMD 6600XT 32GB RAM ASUS B450 Plus Background: I have been running this Ryzen 7 and same board with an Nvidia 970 in Fedora 31 without issues. When I ...
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No log files are getting updated on Ubuntu Server

Log files are not being updated on Ubuntu 18.04 Server. My system information is: Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS Release: 18.04 Codename: bionic I tried sudo service ...
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Syslog and kern.log keeps filling up and network stops working

The syslog and kern.log files keep filling in my system and it seems that the network (wifi stops working, not able to connect to VPN, etc) stops working. Reading the logs it seems like some network ...
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syslog.1 and kern.log.1 filling up with same message

So I just recently installed Ubuntu and today I discovered, that my kern.log and syslog files in /var/log/ are way to big (16.5GB and 13.0GB). I started to look into this, and discovered that the ...
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Problems with new install - freezing and lagging

I installed Ubuntu 20.04 LTS not more than a month ago as a dual boot on my laptop. The laptop is an HP (from 2012-is) i5 with 16 GB RAM and 1 TB HDD. I am noticing over the last 4 - 5 days that the ...
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Filesystem Root Disk Space too Low - Syslog Too Big [duplicate]

I have been reading as much as I can about this problem but I am under deadline pressure (the only time these problems seem to occur). None of the answers on similar questions provide much clarity. I ...
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How to disable sshd logs in Rsyslog?

I have docker containers, which send logs, using syslog driver. After that, Rsyslog sends logs to some PaaS. Right now, almost all logs look like this: pam_unix(sshd:auth): authentication failure; ...
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Deleting Giant Log File Didn't Free Up Space

I am running Ubuntu 20.04 and I had to delete syslog.1 from /var/log/ folder after it filled up to 20GB+ due to a bug with VLC and my NVIDIA driver. I opened nautilus with sudo and right clicked move ...
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syslog filling with this error message, discord?

I noticed that my /var/log/syslog file is constantly being filled by this errors each second if I do have Discord app open. It continues until I quit Discord. Then stops. All I can understand from ...
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Kern.log and Syslog Growing Uncontrollably (with details)

Similar to other questions about uncontrollable bloat in kern.log and syslog, but in my case I can’t figure out what in the kernel is causing it because I don’t recognize the process and my google ...
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ubuntu crashes 16.04 frequently found ^@ characters in syslog during crash

I recently experiencing crashing of my ubuntu 16.04 dell laptop, for the most part is works well and quite fast for a older hardware. However, I am experiencing crashes fairly often. Trying to solve ...
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Gnome Shell related JS errors seen in syslog file during investigating system freeze

I'm using Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (upgraded from original install of 18.04.4 LTS) on an HP Eitebook 2560 Intel Core i5 Trying to investigate a system issue where the UI became unresponsive at the lock ...
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Process gets killed with Out of Memory - How to limit memory for the process?

I have installed Matlab 2020a in Ubuntu 20.04. When trying to run a code the Matlab program is getting killed, but it runs in another system perfectly fine. Checking resources while running shows that ...
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Ubuntu18.04 Fix for Syslog “rsyslogd 'action 8' suspended module (module 'builtin:omfile')” error

Log points to permissions on /var/log/apache2/error.log. They were root:adm 0640. Giving Group adm write permission (change to 0644) solved the problem. Apr 30 09:57:00 openemr0 rsyslogd: [origin ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 - What happens if I delete /var/log/syslog?

This is a two part question. First is there any harm in deleting the syslog or syslog.x files where x is an integer >= 1 in a chain of syslog files. These files are taking up 90% of my disk space. ...
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Syslog-ng Server get too much logs form Own Server

I have configured Syslog-ng but i am getting too much logs from my own Syslog-ng server @version: 3.5 @include "scl.conf" @include "`scl-root`/system/tty10.conf" options { time-reap(30); ...
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How do I modify /etc/syslog.conf to send all syslog messages to a file in different location?

I want all the syslog messages to be saved on the disk in the file location say /home/root/journal/messages. What configuration do I need in syslog.conf to achieve this? I'm currently using busybox ...
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Syslog file growing fast

These are the two lines constantly repeating: Apr 6 09:08:44 servername audispd: node=127.0.1.1 type=PROCTITLE msg=audit(1586164124.680:132340737): proctitle=...
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My desktop manager changed. How do I get it back?

I had a disk full problem this morning. My syslog file was 200GB! It was a problem with VLC being paused, filling up the syslog. I managed to boot in "safe" (pressing esc key) mode and truncate the ...
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firewire device 'rediscovered' every few seconds

I just installed Ubuntu 18.04 (again) today and I find that syslog is positively FILLED with messages like this: Mar 29 22:17:08 vpn kernel: [ 2172.084466] firewire_core 0000:05:02.0: rediscovered ...
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Ubuntu 18.04.4, Logrotate is not working, syslog is generating files logs over 50GB

I have a Helios Acer Predator 300 computer (Predator-G3-572) and recently did a hardware update, installing a 1Tb SSD. This greatly improved performance, allowing for more machine efficiency, both for ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 crashed with a black screen using livepatch

For the second time in a week I found my Ubuntu 18.04 with a black screen in the morning. When I look in the syslog I see the PC crashed on 6:45 running livepatch. After get-updates the log shows only ...
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Moving log location for Tomcat 9 on Ubuntu 18.04

On a fresh instance in AWS of Ubuntu 18.04, I have installed tomcat9 through apt. I'm replacing a 14.04 Ubuntu install where i was running tomcat7. Due to the nature of my application, I have a very ...
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{UPDATED: Constantly increasing size of syslog} Why I have(had) very large size of /var/log?

I am on Ubuntu 18.04 I was constantly getting Filesystem.root not enough space warnings. So, I searched on the web a little bit and learned how to inspect disk usage by, sudo baobab Then I saw that,...
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How can I safely purge the archival contents of /var/log and how do I change log retention policies?

The contents of /var/log on my system are now taking up 80% of my hard drive and it's causing a lot of problems. So I need to purge all the old contents but for some reason sudo rm -rf "*.gz" does ...
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Ubuntu stopping to work aleatory

Everyone. English isn't my first language (I told you before read rs) I'm experiencing aleatory freezing on my Ubuntu. I haven't noted if it happen in a specific situation. Bellow there are two ...
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System logs shows uninstalled program still working (ExpressVPN)

So I had ExpressVPN, a commercial VPN service. I uninstalled it a long time ago (restarted many times since then), but I just saw this in syslog: Mar 8 13:03:39 elliott systemd[1]: expressvpn....
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How do I stop and remove KDE Baloo that is broken and filling up my syslog file?

KDE baloo has recently caused rsyslog to start logging many errors. Part of 'Syslog' Mar 3 15:01:53 harry-S340 baloo_file.desktop[2982]: org.kde.baloo.engine: PositionDB::put MDB_BAD_TXN: ...
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PM: hibernation entry

I have a small domestic server (with Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS), it works well but once a month more or less, it goes off, it's not serious but I wanted to try to understand what the cause was. I have opened ...
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Exclude entries from being written to syslog

Question: I want a specific log message (pattern) to be written to syslog. How can I achieve that? Example: I imagine a solution like writing something like this in the appropriate logfile: exclude ...
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line of red zeros in file /var/log/syslog [duplicate]

Im currently fighting a nasty SSD bug Ubuntu freezes and shows errors, a user advised me to grab hold of the /var/log/syslog file to look out for any culprit files. Now I actually succeeded in ...

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