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Old 03-06-2006, 10:26 AM   #1
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Is there something like event viewer in Linux?

I have now installed Fedora 4 Linux on two machines. Is there something like Windows' event view application in Linux? I use eventvwr to look at the systems logs to see if anything has vomited and/or having problems. From what I gather, there are forty bazillion files in one of the directories that detail issues with Linux.....I was just looking to see if there was one place I could look at all of them.


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fedora used to have system-logviewer but this was removed in FC4... you can go get the version for fc3 and it installs fine though. I guess the problem is that there's such a diverse logging structure, it's hard to see what goes where and to be able to standardise the log messages. if you're using syslog-ng there's a package called php-syslog-ng which does give a web based view of logs that are filtered though syslog-ng, but generally you'd just have a nose through the contents of /var/log/
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Debug Messages Too

What he said (/var/log). If you're on a troubleshooting hunt, then

dmesg | tail

can be useful as well.
Old 03-06-2006, 10:58 AM   #4
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Also check for mail messages in root.

And, of course, /var/log contains lots of log files with interesting messages in them. (The dmesg command, mentioned above, summarizes some, but not all, of them.)
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