12.10 system log viewer not working

Asked by Terry Scott on 2012-12-09

I have a third party medical software which I use to monitor my condition.
The medical hardware manufacturer only supplies Windows software with MAJOR restrictions on who uses it.
Under 12.04, since upgrading my montherboard, the third party software works fine.
Under 12.10, it only works under GNOME-user panel without effects.

I am trying to track what is happening b ut the system log viewer doesn't work.
I'ver tried re-installing but without success

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Sam_
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2012-12-09
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Best Sam_ (and-sam) said : #1

Update the system, there was a bug about gnome-system-logviewer not opening, which was fixed.
http://changelogs.ubuntu.com/changelogs/pool/main/g/gnome-system-log/gnome-system-log_3.6.0-0ubuntu1.1/changelog

Alternatively it can be opened via terminal:
gnome-system-log

or
cat /var/log/syslog | less

or
less /var/log/syslog

or last 30 lines
tail -30 /var/log/syslog

Logfiles are in /var/log and can be opened with a text editor.

Terry Scott (terrykscott57) said : #2

Ran software updater and found gnome-system-logviewer update waiting to be installed.
Must have been released for installing over the last few days.
Installed the update, viewed logs successfully

Thanks for your help

Terry Scott (terrykscott57) said : #3

Thanks Sam_, that solved my question.