Re: Bug#1396: System Hangs!
> >si::sysinit:/etc/init.d/boot 2>&1 | logger -s -p user.info -t
> Well, the above line works, sort of. The messages that appear on the console
> from the boot script are now annotated with the tag stuff from logger but
> they still aren't showing up in the messages log file (or anywhere else that
> I can find). I don't fully understand the priority parameter, so I suspect
> that if it were different (correct) that these messages would appear in the
>Take a look at your /etc/syslog.conf file -- pay special attention to
>what you've got for /var/log/messages and /dev/console. Choose a
>priority that works for both.
First the good news. The topic of this message has been solved! It was a
hardware problem, but not one that is clear yet. What I do know is that as
long as my Seagate 1 Gig drive is mounted (a Medalist 1080 IDE drive) I can
crash the system with a find command. When I unmount this drive the find
works and doesn't crash the system. It's not clear to me why this happens,
but this particular drive has been a headache in other environments as well.
However, with reguard to the above discussion, I still have had no success.
What follows is a copy of my syslog.conf file. If I understand what I see
there either user.info or user.debug (I've tried each) should send these
messages to the /var/log/messages log file. This doesn't happen!
# /etc/syslog.conf: syslogd(8) configuration file.
# $Id: syslog.conf,v 3.3 1995/02/24 23:44:14 imurdock Exp $
# You have to use tabs here!
# I like to have messages displayed on the console, but only on a virtual
# console I usually leave idle.
# The named pipe /dev/xconsole is for the `xconsole' utility. To use it,
# you must invoke `xconsole' with the `-file' option:
# $ xconsole -file /dev/xconsole [...]
This seems to be my last problem (till the next one) Let me know if you
think of anything.