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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Syslog-ng sends same log twice

we have configured two custom log "pipelines" in folder /etc/syslog-ng/conf.d/something.conf, filtered by host filter. The issue is that syslog-ng sends same log twice to service listening ...
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kern.log consuming all my disk space(entry_SYSCALL_64_after_hwframe)

I get a warning that I am running out of disk space. I find that it is the syslogs, especially the kern.log(s) that are eating up disk. It seems like my system is writing message over and over ...
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Ubuntu PC Shutting down overnight - Firefox snap?

The last few nights my PC (running Ubuntu 22.04 LTS) has been shutting down between 11pm and midnight for reasons I do not understand so looked at syslog. This is I think the relevant part: Nov 6 23:...
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Transmission GTK errors - syslog contains millions (literally) of errors daily and in app labels and layouts regularly become confused

I have transmission running on this computer loading at startup. I am running Ubuntu 22.04 LTS and have installed latest updates. When I access the app to inspect torrent properties the labels on the ...
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/var/log/syslog and /var/log/syslog.1 running wild, please help! [duplicate]

I don't know what happened but a few days ago my main disk was clogged, when looking around for the culprit, I found out that /var/log directory was over 600Gb, then I discovered that it was /var/log/...
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Ubuntu 22.04.1 LTS> system shuts down error: syslog question

Computer is shutting down frequently, found this in syslog: Oct 15 17:27:43 d01 systemd[2527]: Requested transaction contradicts existing jobs: Transaction for graphical-session.target/stop is ...
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What causes cpu overload and then server down after log of "Stopped, Starting Snap Daemon" in Ubuntu?

I was running a spring web server in ubuntu on aws ec2. The server unexpectedly encountered a status check error during off-duty hours and forced a restart. From the monitoring tool, it seems that the ...
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Is there a command to show the boot messages?

Is there a command to show the boot messages, which are normally shown on system startup on the console? dmesg gives only the kernel messages and less /var/log/syslog shows too much information. Thank ...
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22.04 Desktop Randomly Rebooting

I'm trying to figure out why my 22.04.1 desktop is randomly restarting. Here is the relevant section of /var/log/syslog Sep 16 07:48:48 david-desktop gnome-shell[2017]: Can't update stage views actor &...
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Can not open syslog

The first command works, but geany can not open syslog? I am the owner of the copied syslog. Why is that? The file is only 1.4 Mb. cp /var/log/syslog /home/andy/Downloads/syslog.txt geany /home/andy/...
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SOLVED - Log files won't stop writing error messages

It's my first time with Ubuntu 22.04. I've re-done a format, because previously, log files such as syslog and kern.log (at /var/log) kept writing the same error messages (I suppose) and fulled my hard ...
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Ubuntu 20.04.5: NVIDIA GPU sudden shutdown

I am using NVIDIA RTX A5000 24GB with maximum power consumption of 230W. My PC (Dell Precision T7910) has a 1300W PSU that can run my GPU. I have two options to power the GPU (requires a 8 pin as the ...
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last shows reboot but syslog has no logs for that time

The last reboot command shows a number of reboots, but some do not have any records in the syslog. How is that possible? The wtmp and syslog files are on the same filesystem. From last reboot: $ last ...
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Get syslog to display 12 hr format?

Is there a way to get syslog to report the time in 12 hr format? Thanks.
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/var/log/syslog suddenly grew to 44 GB due to gnome-shell (actually: Chromium or Chrome) error logs

Why is gnome-shell writing 17783 lines per second of these errors to my /var/log/syslog file?: gnome-shell: ERROR:broker_posix.cc(46)] Received unexpected number of handles gnome-shell: ERROR:...
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Forwarding historic (old) syslog to syslog server

We can forward syslogs to syslog server by making the below entry in syslog.conf/rsyslog.conf *.*<space/tab>@<syslog_server_name>:<port_no> However, this only sends new syslogs, ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 does not boot. Syslog file is 223 giga

I have a pc running Ubuntu 20.04.I found that my syslog file size is 223 giga and tried to restart my device and now it does not start at all. Tried advanced settings and clean option but only removed ...
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org.gnome.nautilus is repeatedly making entries into syslog

org.gnome.nautilus is repeatedly making entries into syslog i'm not sure what is causing it and i don't know how to fix it below are 10 of the last entries into syslog: Jun 16 14:31:00 deep-blue org....
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Can you paste the original Ubuntu 20.04 syslog.service file content for me?

While adding a new service to the /etc/systemd/system/ folder, I have accidentally edited the syslog.service file and lost its original content. Can someone paste the original file content here for me?...
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View all previous IP logs/connections/etc

I'm not sure if this is a thing or not. I was wondering if for example someone got on my machine (say its on a vpn not on my home network) If someone had access to it somehow if they could view any ...
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Wants dependency dropin, has different name

getty.target: Wants dependency dropin /etc/systemd/system/getty.target.wants/getty@tty4.service target /etc/systemd/system/TDNAUTO01@.service has different name Virtualization: microsoft (Azure) ...
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How to get rid of pulseaudio messages in syslog?

I have a lot of messages in syslog regarding pulseaudio, but the server is in Azure Cloud. I can't get rid of these messages. I don't need sound on this server pulseaudio[56093]: Failed to open cookie ...
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Can I disable networkd-dispatcher log messages for Docker interfaces?

I'm using Docker 20.10.14 on Ubuntu 22.04 Server where I'm running a number of containers, and I'm using Watchtower to automatically update the containers. Since I updated to Ubuntu 22.04, I've been ...
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How to send text to syslog-ng server

I am try to find the simplest way to send text from Linux to syslog-ng server. I have tried few things: curl -d "my data heure" -X POST server:port and cat bootlog | netcat server port port ...
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How to disable logging to /var/log/syslog and use only systemd logs

My last question What are the options to manage the size of /var/log/syslog of an embedded system was not answered so I am asking this question to see if it is possible to stop using /var/log/syslog ...
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What are the options to manage the size of /var/log/syslog of an embedded system

I have an embedded system (i.MX6) running a modified version of Ubuntu 18.04 LTS bionic stored on its SD card and I want to know how to manage /var/log/syslog file size. I noticed that systemd journal ...
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ubuntu 20.04 sensors ( lm-sensor ) to syslog - Missing sensord

I found an article about sensord missing from v20.04.From a while ago called what is the new equiv of sensord. In it there is a comment : On Ubuntu 20.04 it is also missing. It's not in lm-sensors and ...
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Ubuntu server Freezing every night, what this syslog entry means?

My server was running nice, but since some weeks ago it started to hang up during the night even after I removed some potencial problematic apps, I imagined it could be either power delivery, some ...
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Spurious timeout before allowing me to log in or authenticate for sudo

Soemtimes when I use sudo at the command line, nothing happens for 20+ seconds. After that, the desired things happens, which is that I am told to swipe my finger on the fingerprint reader or, if that ...
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RSyslog CPU usage > 100%

We currently have RSyslog Server (On Linux Ubuntu 18.04 VM LTA with Size: Standard D4s v3 4 vcpus, 16 GiB memory) receiving logs from ZScaler Proxy & FortiGate Firewalls and ingesting them into ...
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what is network manager script dispatcher service?

The message in the picture above is intermittently recorded in syslog. Why does the network manager script dispatcher service keep restarting? Even if you search, even the role of the service cannot ...
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Logrotate syslog and mysql error

OS version: 20.04 When trying to manually logrotate, there are errors rotating syslog and mysql. ~$ sudo logrotate -f /etc/logrotate.conf error: rsyslog:4 unknown unit 'e' error: found error in /var/...
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35 GB/day of "PCIe Bus Error: severity=Corrected, type=Data Link Layer..." in syslog

Ubuntu 20.04.4 LTS Dell XPS 8940 latest BIOS 2.4.0 New install, and system seems to be working fine, but I have 35 gigs/day of syslog error messages like: Feb 25 00:00:10 mumsilar kernel: [32409....
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How to understand the log entries in /var/log/syslog or /var/log/messages?

I got this log file entries which I think are from either /var/log/syslog or /var/log/messages file for analysis. I'm trying to find what each column means. I searched around and found very few ...
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Messages about invalid attributes in /etc/fonts/conf.d

I installed Ubuntu 21.10 and changed from gnome desktop to mate desktop. Now I get the following type of messages in /var/logs/syslog. How can I get rid of them? Jan 10 15:34:40 media rtkit-daemon[...
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Relocate logs in /opt/log to /var/log

I want to save my logs into /var/log so that I can send them to the Siem platform, because the platform is unable to receive them from /opt/log. The logs are saved into /opt/log because I am using a ...
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Ubuntu 21.10 - Syslog.1 is 23GB in size!

Ubuntu 21.10 (upgraded from 18.04 to 20.04 to 21.04 to 21.10) I installed Ubuntu back in November to learn the OS and noticed today that a major chunk of my SSD is taken over by a single syslog file. /...
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Can I check log files in Wayland to fix my Ubuntu problem?

I am able to log into Ubuntu Wayland (20.04) but I am having a problem with regular Ubuntu. I have been advised to "read log files like dmesg or syslog". My question is, if I run these in ...
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How do I prevent broadcast messages to console for specific application?

I am running NUT UPS Tools server on Ubuntu 20.04.3 LTS system. I have to resart the NUT driver every 15 minutes, and each time it restarts the upsmon application broadcasts a message to the console: ...
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Can I use an alterative port for syslog if 514 is already taken?

I'm looking to send our Load Balancer's logs to a syslog server. We already have an existing Ubuntu 20.04 syslog server and would like to use this rather than request to stand up a new server. However,...
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How to configure syslog server to send collected syslogs to another linux server

I have an existing syslog server which is an Ubuntu 20.04 (192.168.1.124). It is ingesting logs from my syslog client which is a Centos7 (192.168.1.96). Displayed below is the current flow: Centos7 (...
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System randomly reboots, syslog shows "@^" repeatedly before the crash

I've been using Ubuntu on a new laptop for a while now (Lenovo Legion 5, Ryzen 5000 7, RTX 3050), and I've been plagued by a random rebooting issue. There's no pattern to when it happens or what I'm ...
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CRON/crontab does not log errors?

Is there a way to see if there are any errors when crontab job is executed? I purposely added a command that returns error so I can check if I'm able to see the error. */1 * * * * cd /home/...
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System restarted after 15 mins of screen-sharing in Zoom

Laptop: ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 OS: Ubuntu 21.04 Kernel: 5.12.19 Nvidia driver version: 460.91.03 syslog in time of restart: Dec 7 17:12:01 cyber kernel: [30576.847272] usb usb4-port2: Cannot enable. ...
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How to find source of desktop notification in ubuntu?

I find desktop notifications useful, as information from number of services gets pushed right in front of my face. However recently I must have installed something unwanted, because these began to ...
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For reasons of unknown cause, a huge size of syslog continues to be created

I am struggling with huge syslog files that occur frequently. In only 24 hours, 740G files were created, and a lots of addresses were recorded. Even similar domains and ip addresses appear repeatedly. ...
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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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