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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New syslog entries after update to Ubuntu 21.10

After update to Ubuntu 21.10 I see some new log entries. Oct 24 14:33:15 ubuntu2004 systemd[1077]: app-LibreOffice-88fa0b1032da446cb656d0a784975715.scope: Consumed 34.877s CPU time. Oct 24 14:33:17 ...
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Syslog : I am trying to generate separate iptables.log file for IPTABLES,

My Ubuntu 20.4 LTS My efforts are as follows:- 1.) Created IPTABLES rules with LOGGING by mentioning --log-prefix="IPTABLES-BLOCKED: " Logs are successfully generated by iptables, I have ...
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systemlog message: "Cannot reach: https://daisy.ubuntu.com" - what does it mean and what should I do about it?

When running "tail -f /var/log/syslog" in the terminal I keep getting the message: "Cannot reach: https://daisy.ubuntu.com" Oct 2 15:06:22 duncan-IdeaCentre-K430 systemd[1746]: ...
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var/system/journal logs flooded with i2c_hid i2c_hid_get_input: incomplete report (14/65535)

So for the last day or two, DiskUsage keeps complaining about no disk space on my root / partition. I can mitigate this issue by editing the /etc/systemd/journald.conf and setting the SystemMaxUse=...
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My vino-server generates nearly 100 Go of syslog per day

I've been accessing my Ubuntu 20 laptop remotely (that's why vino-server is active I guess but I'm not 100% sur, it may also be used by other software) from a Windows PC at work for a long time, ...
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Where to find logs for "Low Disk Space"

After seeing the window popping up that shows Low disk space | The volume "Filesystem root" has only X MB disk space remaining. Where can we find the log file that logs this low disk space ...
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syslog is filled with IPv6: MLD: clamping QRV from 1 to 2!

My /var/log/syslog file is taking a lot of space and getting filled with an error message IPv6: MLD: clamping QRV from 1 to 2! and lots of other messages. How can I find out what's causing this ...
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Extremely Slow Boot up on Ubuntu 20.04

I have freshly installed Ubuntu 20.04 on my Sony Vaio laptop. Here is a link to the product specs. I have updated my drivers and all the repositories still it takes a lot of time. Output of systemd-...
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Unexpected restart of Ubuntu 18.04

Last few days I have many unexpected reboots of my Ubuntu 18.04. Visual effects: – work as usual (docker, intelliJ, firefox) – unexpected halt – fans goes crazy – push restart button – PC start ...
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What is cause of org.kde.dolphin.desktop repeated prompts in syslog?

My laptop (running Ubuntu) recently ran out of space because of an excessively large syslog file. After digging into the file, I am getting a message (see below) that is literally repeated hundreds ...
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/var/log/syslog full of USB entries

I'm running 20.04.2 LTS on a Dell Inspiron. While investigating another problem, I noticed that my /var/log/syslog is continually getting the USB device messages shown below. They come in at a rate &...
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VirtualBox giving Secure Boot error - Despite the fact it's not installed?

My /var/log/syslog file kept getting tremendously big, I checked the last few lines with tail and I found this Jun 16 19:21:18 Freedom-MAX-G0101 vboxdrv.sh[7974]: The Secure Boot key you've entered is ...
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Logrotate.service failed - syslog and boot.log not getting populated - Ubuntu Server 20.04

Got a new server and installed Ubuntu server 20.04 on it yesterday. Everything was working properly yesterday. Shutdown the server in the night and started it today. Found out syslog and boot.log ...
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What is the meaning of UFW BLOCK and should I be worried about it?

So I am fairly new to pretty much anything server related. I recently pushed my project to production. It currently has very little website visitors. I am running it on a simple Digital Ocean Ubuntu ...
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Help! Ubuntu 20.04 Server is printing kernel messages to my console

after setting up a fresh install of Ubuntu 20.04 server, exactly every 5 minutes and 11 seconds my console shows the following message, which is printed above everything on the screen: Message from ...
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Finding Crash/Freeze Reason for Ubuntu 20.04 After Monitor Turns Off

A Ubuntu 20.04 system has its monitors automatically turned off after 30 minutes. However, there is this one time where pressing some keyboard keys no longer turn the monitor back on to show the login ...
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What is SRC column in /var/log/syslog?

I ran this command cat /var/log/syslog | grep SRC= | awk '{print $1,$2, $3, $12}' I saw thousands of IPs Apr 24 23:15:47 SRC=79.124.62.86 Apr 24 23:15:59 SRC=192.241.221.145 Apr 24 23:16:18 SRC=193....
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How does Syslog-ng server collect logs from multiple clients

I have Syslog-ng in my Ubuntu 20.04 to collect logs from a single client without any issue. I tried to set up multiple clients by using "filter" parameter. No error message after restarting ...
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Which error is reported in dialog?

When I get an error in a dialog box (ubuntu 18.04), how can I track the corresponding error in syslog? In syslog there are several lines with "error", e. g. gsd-xsettings[2331]: Failed to ...
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Tracker-miner error ubuntu 18.04

After booting and logging in I get an error message as soon as desktop is visible, message appearing in a dialogue. When pressing "report error", the box closes without any further action. ...
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Is There A Way to Monitor Drive Access History?

I occasionally get a burst of hard drive activity that lasts for 10-20 secs and then stops. I have seen some posts suggesting some sort of indexing might be going on but I don't know how to ...
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Ubuntu 20.10: Dell Laptop crashes nearly every hour (even if there are no programs open at all)

for about 3 months I have had occasional crashes. Unfortunately, this last month the number of crashes has gone from maybe once every few days to a crash each hour. As you can guess this is incredibly ...
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How do I squelch specific messages from being logged in syslog?

I'm troubleshooting a problem of system hangs and want to know what's being logged just before the system freeze occurs. This effort is being hampered because my VPN provider (PIA) is logging gobs of ...
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Is this a sign of a harddrive failure or a software problem

I'm running a Kubuntu 20.04.2 on a Thinkpad T460 with a Samsung 2.5 inch SSD MZ7LN512HMJP - about 4 years old, got the machine pre-owned. Once in a while there is a block of zeros in the syslog (Snow ...
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Can I clean syslog files? [duplicate]

I had a problem with the /etc/log/syslog file in the logs because he was reporting an error every second: Apr 26 16:09:53 ubuntu2004 multipathd [728]: sda: failed to get unknown uid: Invalid argument ...
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Errors “unexpected GnuTLS " and “netstream session 0x7f149427b840"

Experiencing issues with the Logs ingestion from the firewall to Syslog running with RSyslog (Version: 8.32.0). It’s a Linux Ubuntu machine (Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS ). We are getting below two errors “...
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syslog spammed by tracker-miner-f(s) errors

I did tail -f /var/log/syslog, and I'm noticing these errrors every minute: Jan 11 13:06:34 Waveserver tracker-miner-f[2209925]: Set scheduler policy to SCHED_IDLE Jan 11 13:06:34 Waveserver tracker-...
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Syslog start logging in the morning! why?

Hello I've a Ubuntu server 18.04 running. But the problem is syslog start logging at every morning not at 00:00 midnight! Jan 5 06:25:03 localhost snmpd[810]: truncating integer value > 32 bits ...
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nouveau filling syslog on Ubuntu Server 20.04

I just had 50GBs worth of logs shipped to my ELK stack (sadly expensive). They are all from the same Ubuntu 20.04 Server, with a GTX 1660 installed. This server does not have X11 installed. I am using ...
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When performing a soft reboot using the restart button, what should I see in my /var/log/syslog?

My system seems to freeze when viewing a youtube video or sometimes just using firefox, but seems to be graphic related somehow not sure. When I click the restart button on my desktop, what should I ...
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In which file of the Linux registry (/var/log) is access to /etc/shadow stored?

I tried to cat, using a non-root user, the /etc/shadow file. Access has been denied due to lack of permissions, but here's the thing: In which file in the Linux registry (/var/log) is this attempt to ...
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Errors on rebooting

Info I have just built a system with a fresh install of Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. I suspect there are issues with my system since it is quite slow and it often freezes. Issue Checking on the log file there ...
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Multiple error messages from gnome-control-center (20.04)

I recently installed Ubuntu 20.04. Now, the first time I invoke gnome-control-center from the command line, it produces this: 1012$ gnome-control-center (gnome-control-center:11410): Bluetooth-WARNING ...
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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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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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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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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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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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