System Messages - Log

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by denpark, Nov 10, 2011.

  1. denpark

    denpark New Member

    Greetings -

    I am in the ISPConfig 3.04's control panel.
    I am unable to access the - System Messages - Log.
    Here is the message I get when I click on it:

    When I go to '/var/log' -- there is no file or directory named 'messages'.

    Q: What needs to be done so that the system can log?

    Thanks in advance,
  2. CSsab

    CSsab New Member

    Hi I think this is simple if you are using Ubuntu (may be the same for other distros) - if you look in /var/log there will likely not be a "messages" log.

    This is because logging has been "grouped" together to go in a single log on some distros. All you need to do is to split logging into different files again.

    In ubuntu edit the file /etc/rsyslog.d/50-default.conf
    and uncomment the mail and messages logs then restart rsyslog:

    vi /etc/rsyslog.d/50-default.conf
    /etc/init.d/rsyslog restart

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