Firestarter 1.0.3-10 failed to....

Asked by Heath on 2011-11-19

Recently installed Firestarter to 11.04. Firestarter reports error on startup: Failed to open the system log
No event information will be available.

I read on launchpad... [ https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/firestarter/+bug/776361 ]....

When installing (or upgrading) to 11.04 syslogd is upgraded to rsyslog. This uses the file /etc/rsyslog.conf which references the file configuration /etc/rsyslog.d/50-default.conf.

You can edit this file and change the lines commented out that create the relevant logfile

#*.=info;*.=notice;*.=warn;\
# auth,authpriv.none;\
# cron,daemon.none;\
# mail,news.none -/var/log/messages

to

*.=info;*.=notice;*.=warn;\
        auth,authpriv.none;\
        cron,daemon.none;\
        mail,news.none -/var/log/messages

and then restart rsyslog or reboot

Note: As rsyslog is referencing the directory /etc/rsyslog.d/ you could just put a new file in that location that would be included in the configuration so as not to fall foul of an ubuntu upgrade at a later date. The choice is yours.

**I would like to perform above operation...put a "new file in that location that would be included in the config....I am new to Ubuntu, how would I perform operation above? Is this something i edit in my source files?

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Heath (heathbaz) said : #1

problem solved-