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Old 03-04-2007, 02:15 PM   #1
whitster
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Thumbs up console logging in etch/testing


If you have been getting console messages using etch/testing and haven't been able to find out how to stop them other than after booting going to the CLI and typing dmesg -n 1, this is how I found to do it finally, using Debian etch/testing as of today.

edit your /etc/sysctl.conf file.

From the file.

# /etc/sysctl.conf - Configuration file for setting system variables
# See sysctl.conf (5) for information.
#

#kernel.domainname = example.com
#net/ipv4/icmp_echo_ignore_broadcasts=1

# Uncomment the following to stop low-level messages on console
kernel.printk = 4 4 1 7


This is from my box and I uncommented the "kernel.printk = 4 4 1 7" line ie. removed the # (comment) from it to make it active. (For us newbies) Then saved it and rebooted. I rebooted as I am not competent on restart procedures yet, and it will have stopped all console logging of non-problematic messages. You will still get the important ones, from 3 and above to 0.

You might take a look at that file just to see what else it controls for future reference. There is NOT a lot of documentation out there for etc/testing since it is still being put together.

Hope that helps someone. I've been hunting for a couple of months now for the answer and finally found it.

Whit
 
Old 03-05-2007, 07:10 AM   #2
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