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    Ubuntu-equivalent for /var/log/messages?

    I have been a longtime Debian user, so switching to Ubuntu makes me look now and then for equivalents to get certain things done. One thing I'm missing is the file /var/log/messages, I use this when attaching new hardware to see what's happening: tail -f /var/log/messages
    To my surprise Ubuntu doesn't seem to have this file, how can I get the same info I got on my Debian-machines using Ubuntu?

    thanks in advance
    hugo

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    Re: Ubuntu-equivalent for /var/log/messages?

    Have a browse at this thread..


    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1728570

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    Re: Ubuntu-equivalent for /var/log/messages?

    Quote Originally Posted by hugocoolens View Post
    I have been a longtime Debian user, so switching to Ubuntu makes me look now and then for equivalents to get certain things done. One thing I'm missing is the file /var/log/messages, I use this when attaching new hardware to see what's happening: tail -f /var/log/messages
    To my surprise Ubuntu doesn't seem to have this file, how can I get the same info I got on my Debian-machines using Ubuntu?

    thanks in advance
    hugo
    Depends on your version, i have 10.10 and have the /var/log/message.

    I believe in 11.04 is is disbaled and you have re-enable it.

    Code:
    cat /etc/rsyslog.d/50-default.conf
    and see if the message.log reference is commented out, if so then remove the comment
    Last edited by haqking; September 18th, 2011 at 05:39 PM.
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