Posted on 1997-03-05
I just ran into a problem with my linux box. Here it is: my
/usr/adm/messages file doesnt tell me important system info anymore???
Here is the last few lines in the file:
Mar 2 02:42:20 kabal pppd: Terminating on signal 2.
Mar 2 02:42:20 kabal pppd: Connection terminated.
Mar 2 02:42:20 kabal pppd: Exit.
Mar 2 02:42:54 kabal init: Switching to runlevel: 6
Ever since then, everytime I invoke pppd, this file doesnt tell me.
Normally i run a tail -f /usr/adm/messages in the top right of my Xdisplay so i can c if anyone tries to telnet, ftp, rlogin into my machine, etc.
Now, this file no longer does that. Not only that, but it doesnt tell me
when I su either??? I have no clue why this is happening.
I have run /sbin/runlevel and I am running in runlevel three. Also, when
i ps -auxw | more, the init process is set to .
I am running slackware linux kernel 2.0
I'd like to follow up my previous post about my problem with the
/usr/adm/messages file with this:
one of my friends mentionted that i should have klogd and syslogd running
in order for the file to capture sysinfo. well i did a ps for the daemons
and sure enough syslogd is not running... i tried running syslogd manually
from the command line, but when i do a ps after this, this is what i get:
root 163 0.0 1.9 772 292 p2 S 22:48 0:00
root 164 0.0 0.0 0 0 ? Z 22:48 0:00 (syslogd
what is this <zombie>? anyway, this is not a fix for my problem since the
messages file still does no reporting...
AND, when i do a ps about 5 minutes after invoking syslogd, the daemon is
no longer running??
i've tried doing a man on syslogd but got no man page on it. one more
point of interest is when i boot up my system and all of my daemons are
invoked, there is an unusually long pause after the syslogd daemon. this
has never happened before and i am at my wits end.
another point of interest is that everytime i run syslogd,
the program creates a core file... i ran "file core" on the
core file and here is what i got:
core: ELF 32-bit LSB core file i386 (386 and up) Version 1
I hope this is enough info for someone to be able to help.