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Old 12-03-2004, 10:31 AM   #1
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which log gives me info about internet activity?


whenever i try to send or recieve a file from a friend using AIM or Ymessenger my messenger crashes. I wanted to know which log i'd look at so maybe i could see what was happening everytime it crashes> Does anyone know?
 
Old 12-03-2004, 10:42 AM   #2
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It's not system-wide I think. It looks like a problem with the messangers (they shouldn't crash). On the other hand, two crashing in the same situation - it's strange. For logs, your can look into /var/log/messages. If there were serious errors, they will be inside.
 
Old 12-03-2004, 10:45 AM   #3
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check the logs in /var/log...especially /var/log/messages. To quickly check this file for mentions about gaim, try

# grep gaim /var/log/messages

I dont use gaim or yahoo messenger, so I don't know for sure if they put a log file in there. If not, you can always try, as root, the following two commands...

# updatedb

and

#locate gaim |more

and see if any of the files it locates look like log files.

Sorry I can't give you more to go on, but /var/log is typically where the log files are located...

Good luck...
 
Old 12-03-2004, 12:25 PM   #4
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i have little problems with linux so i don't rarely have to reboot but i recently did and got this message:

Could not look up internet address for x1-6-00-10-b5-f4-57-ac.
This will prevent GNOME from operating correctly.
It may be possible to correct the problem by adding
x1-6-00-10-b5-f4-57-ac to the file /etc/hosts.

i suspect this might be why AIM and Ymessenger might now work.
i added that line to /etc/hosts but still get the error message at start up and aim still crashes.

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Old 12-03-2004, 01:53 PM   #5
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Check your DNS settings. Are they set to query the proper DNS servers?
 
Old 12-03-2004, 03:30 PM   #6
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does DNS stand for Domain Name Service? Im not sure what the proper DNS server would be or how to find out that info. I want to system settings > server settings > domain name service in fedora Core 2 using Gnome and doesn't seem like there is any ientries in there. Is there a way to edit that in the commandline?
 
Old 12-03-2004, 04:30 PM   #7
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you may also try running it from a terminal in the foreground (ie, without using an & after the command) - errors may be printed to the terminal. the amount of feedback given will depend on the program and the error.
 
Old 12-03-2004, 05:14 PM   #8
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it seems to be working now. Im not sure what fixed it or what exactly what the problem was. I thought it was cuz someone was able to send me something but i was unable to send a file just now

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