Re: Can't use my console because of logs?
On Thu, 5 Jun 2003 21:11:45 +0100
Patrick Kirk <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I have Debian on a firewall which until now has only needed SSH
> access. Now I need to be able to use a monitor and can't because of
> errant logging appearing continuously on the screen.
The answer is in /etc/syslog.conf. You must be sending kernel messages to
/dev/console. Try changing it to /dev/tty5 or some other virtual terminal
so you can see the messages when you are not using the machine and just
switch to a different vt when you need to log on.
After modifying syslog.conf, restart the syslog deamon:
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