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Old 08-19-2004, 03:55 PM   #1
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Starting Mozilla spams /var/log/messages


Hi Guys,

This thing has been bugging me for a while now,
and I don't quite understand why this is happening.

After having moved from 9.1 to 10 my Mozilla creates
a load of messages in /var/log/messages when first
started. Which really bugs me since I monitor my logs
using root-tail ... how do I stop this annoying behaviour?


:)


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Old 08-19-2004, 09:57 PM   #2
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Can we have a sample of a few of the messages?
Is this the stock moz 1.7 with 10.0 or a custom compiled version?

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Old 08-19-2004, 10:13 PM   #3
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Stock 1.7.2 (security fixed)

Code:
Aug 19 16:09:59 diggn gconfd (tink-931): starting (version 2.6.2), pid 931 use
r 'tink'
Aug 19 16:09:59 diggn gconfd (tink-931): Resolved address "xml:readonly:/etc/g
conf/gconf.xml.mandatory" to a read-only config source at position 0
Aug 19 16:09:59 diggn gconfd (tink-931): Resolved address "xml:readwrite:/home
/tink/.gconf" to a writable config source at position 1
Aug 19 16:09:59 diggn gconfd (tink-931): Resolved address "xml:readonly:/etc/g
conf/gconf.xml.defaults" to a read-only config source at position 2
Aug 19 16:10:29 diggn gconfd (tink-931): GConf server is not in use, shutting 
down.
Aug 19 16:10:29 diggn gconfd (tink-931): Exiting

Thanks for looking into this ;)


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Old 08-19-2004, 10:35 PM   #4
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That's odd... (thanks for pointing out the security fix, btw)

Those look like messages you'd normally see logged to the console.
Maybe there's something in the configuration of gconfd or klogd that has bumped up the logging level...
Or, maybe your configuration of root-tail is intercepting all the messages normally logged to the console? I've never used it myself, but have wanted to try it out.

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Old 08-19-2004, 11:41 PM   #5
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Originally posted by Shade
That's odd... (thanks for pointing out the security fix, btw)
Anytime

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Those look like messages you'd normally see logged to the console.
Maybe there's something in the configuration of gconfd or klogd that has bumped up the logging level...
What I don't understand WHERE this happens. According to
some fellow on the mozillazine forum Mozilla doesn't inter-
act with gconf at all ... and I never had that problem with
the older versions of Slack.

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Or, maybe your configuration of root-tail is intercepting all the messages normally logged to the console? I've never used it myself, but have wanted to try it out.
Nope ... it strictly grabs the files. The messages are in
/var/log/messages


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Well, if mozilla is using GTK, wouldn't it have to be using gconf? Or am I misunderstanding something... I know there are gtk and non-gtk builds, at least of mozilla-firefox. I don't know if this applies to the vanilla mozilla as well, but I'd figure it's either using gtk or not.. and if it is, then gtk would be having some kind of interaction with gconf.

I will install the security fix and check this on my desktop system. You're using fluxbox, correct?

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[B]Well, if mozilla is using GTK, wouldn't it have to be using gconf? Or am I misunderstanding something... I know there are gtk and non-gtk builds, at least of mozilla-firefox.
Honestly, I don't know. I try to avoid messing with Gnome-specific
things, I have a strong dislike of Gnome ;)

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I don't know if this applies to the vanilla mozilla as well, but I'd figure it's either using gtk or not.. and if it is, then gtk would be having some kind of interaction with gconf.

I will install the security fix and check this on my desktop system. You're using fluxbox, correct?
That's correct - fluxbox for well over a year now...
blackbox before that.


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Not a very clean solution but worked for me :)

Removed pat's package, installed mozilla 1.7.2 from
mozilla.org => silly messages gone.


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