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Huge syslog, daemon.log, more

>Last couple of days! Filled up /var causing numerous problems.

>These files are over 1 gig. I deleted the day-old ones to free up space.

>The older ones are tiny.

>What's happening? Fix?

These are mostly messages from gpm
Oct 20 14:23:47 d_baron /usr/sbin/gpm[4547]: *** err 
Oct 20 14:23:47 d_baron /usr/sbin/gpm[4547]: Error in read()ing first: No such 

This is a microsoft wireless usb mouse. Sometimes, the receiver needs be reset 
but this is occasional. Gpm was not upgraded recently?

How might one surpress these log entries? They are of little value.

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