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Old 03-08-2005, 10:34 AM   #1
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need LogWatch errors explained

I don't really think there's anything wrong, but I'd at least like to understand what some of these errors are.
-- ModProbe --
Errors running install command:
sound_slot_1 : 2 Time(s)
I take it that means something about my sound card, but I don't quite understand it. (My sound doesn't work, btw--not that I need it to.)
-- Connections (secure-log) --
Service sgi_fam:
<no address>: 1 Time(s)

**Unmatched Entries**
gdm[2435]: pam_succeed_if: requirement "uid < 100" not met by user "skara"
userhelper[8972]: pam_timestamp: timestamp file `/var/run/sudo/skara/unknown:root' has unacceptable age (177690 seconds), disallowing access to system-config-users for UID 500
userhelper[8972]: pam_timestamp: updated timestamp file `/var/run/sudo/skara/unknown:root'
userhelper[8975]: running '/usr/share/system-config-users/system-config-users' with root privileges on behalf of 'skara'
userhelper[8987]: pam_timestamp: timestamp file `/var/run/sudo/skara/unknown:root' is only 95 seconds old, allowing access to system-config-boot for UID 500
userhelper[8987]: pam_timestamp: updated timestamp file `/var/run/sudo/skara/unknown:root'
userhelper[8990]: running '/usr/sbin/system-config-boot' with root privileges on behalf of 'skara'
Don't get the sgi_fam thing up top at all. I understand that it's saying that "skara" needs to have a uid less than 100 (it's at 500), but I don't get why it needs it, or for what. The same thing happens under sshd. The rest is just as confusing.

error: stat of /var/log/ppp/connect-errors failed: No such file or directory
I take it that means there aren't any errors?
Old 06-29-2005, 10:17 AM   #2
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The first one seems as if something is trying to modprobe a module but the module most likely doesn't exist.

The second errors for unmatched entries seems to just be default timestamps and logs for pamd.

The third means that the log files its looking for don't exist. So yeah, no errors but do you actually use DSL or dialup with ppp? Perhaps you should have logs here but without a log file you won't get any log output.


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