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Re: 54 GB in /var/log!! -- UPDATE



On Mon, 27 Oct 2008 12:14:37 -0430, Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:

> On Mon, 2008-10-27 at 15:18 +0000, Beartooth wrote:
>>         Is there a good way to keep an eye on /var/log/messages
>> today,
>> and catch it in time if it happens again?
> 
> Until this is resolved, I would recommend running "tail -f
> /var/log/messages" in a console session or xterm, and taking a look at
> it now and again.

	Craig White had recommended : 

> # > /var/log/messages
> that will completely empty it out

and I did. Starting after that, I get this, so far (without, nota bene, 
having laid a finger on any usb anything, much less tried to fax anything 
anywhere) : 

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[root Hbsk2 ~]# tail -f /var/log/messages
Oct 27 13:04:42 Hbsk2 kernel: usb 2-1: USB disconnect, address 6
Oct 27 13:04:42 Hbsk2 kernel: usb 2-1.2: USB disconnect, address 7
Oct 27 13:04:42 Hbsk2 kernel: usblp0: removed
Oct 27 13:04:42 Hbsk2 kernel: usb 2-1.3: USB disconnect, address 8
Oct 27 13:04:42 Hbsk2 kernel: usb 2-1.4: USB disconnect, address 9
Oct 27 13:07:27 Hbsk2 kernel: usb 2-1: new full speed USB device using 
ohci_hcd and address 10
Oct 27 13:07:27 Hbsk2 kernel: usb 2-1: configuration #1 chosen from 1 
choice
Oct 27 13:07:27 Hbsk2 kernel: hub 2-1:1.0: USB hub found
Oct 27 13:07:27 Hbsk2 kernel: hub 2-1:1.0: 4 ports detected
Oct 27 13:07:27 Hbsk2 kernel: usb 2-1: New USB device found, 
idVendor=0451, idProduct=2046
Oct 27 13:07:27 Hbsk2 kernel: usb 2-1: New USB device strings: Mfr=0, 
Product=0, SerialNumber=0
Oct 27 13:07:27 Hbsk2 kernel: usb 2-1.2: new full speed USB device using 
ohci_hcd and address 11
Oct 27 13:07:27 Hbsk2 kernel: usb 2-1.2: configuration #1 chosen from 1 
choice
Oct 27 13:07:27 Hbsk2 kernel: usblp0: USB Bidirectional printer dev 11 if 
1 alt 0 proto 2 vid 0x03F0 pid 0x3F11
Oct 27 13:07:27 Hbsk2 kernel: usb 2-1.2: New USB device found, 
idVendor=03f0, idProduct=3f11
Oct 27 13:07:27 Hbsk2 kernel: usb 2-1.2: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, 
Product=2, SerialNumber=3
Oct 27 13:07:27 Hbsk2 kernel: usb 2-1.2: Product: psc 1310 series 
Oct 27 13:07:27 Hbsk2 kernel: usb 2-1.2: Manufacturer: hp
Oct 27 13:07:27 Hbsk2 kernel: usb 2-1.2: SerialNumber: CN4AIC71YKO2
Oct 27 13:07:28 Hbsk2 kernel: usb 2-1.3: new low speed USB device using 
ohci_hcd and address 12
Oct 27 13:07:28 Hbsk2 kernel: usb 2-1.3: configuration #1 chosen from 1 
choice
Oct 27 13:07:28 Hbsk2 kernel: input: HP Mouse HP Mouse as /devices/
pci0000:00/0000:00:02.0/usb2/2-1/2-1.3/2-1.3:1.0/input/input10
Oct 27 13:07:28 Hbsk2 kernel: input,hidraw0: USB HID v1.00 Mouse [HP 
Mouse HP Mouse] on usb-0000:00:02.0-1.3
Oct 27 13:07:28 Hbsk2 kernel: usb 2-1.3: New USB device found, 
idVendor=03f0, idProduct=0c1d
Oct 27 13:07:28 Hbsk2 kernel: usb 2-1.3: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, 
Product=1, SerialNumber=0
Oct 27 13:07:28 Hbsk2 kernel: usb 2-1.3: Product: HP Mouse
Oct 27 13:07:28 Hbsk2 kernel: usb 2-1.3: Manufacturer: HP Mouse
Oct 27 13:07:28 Hbsk2 kernel: usb 2-1.4: new low speed USB device using 
ohci_hcd and address 13
Oct 27 13:07:28 Hbsk2 kernel: usb 2-1.4: configuration #1 chosen from 1 
choice
Oct 27 13:07:28 Hbsk2 kernel: input: BTC USB Multimedia Keyboard as /
devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:02.0/usb2/2-1/2-1.4/2-1.4:1.0/input/input11
Oct 27 13:07:28 Hbsk2 kernel: input,hidraw1: USB HID v1.10 Keyboard [BTC 
USB Multimedia Keyboard] on usb-0000:00:02.0-1.4
Oct 27 13:07:28 Hbsk2 kernel: input: BTC USB Multimedia Keyboard as /
devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:02.0/usb2/2-1/2-1.4/2-1.4:1.1/input/input12
Oct 27 13:07:28 Hbsk2 kernel: input,hiddev96,hidraw2: USB HID v1.10 
Device [BTC USB Multimedia Keyboard] on usb-0000:00:02.0-1.4
Oct 27 13:07:28 Hbsk2 kernel: usb 2-1.4: New USB device found, 
idVendor=046d, idProduct=c313
Oct 27 13:07:28 Hbsk2 kernel: usb 2-1.4: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, 
Product=2, SerialNumber=0
Oct 27 13:07:28 Hbsk2 kernel: usb 2-1.4: Product: USB Multimedia Keyboard
Oct 27 13:07:28 Hbsk2 kernel: usb 2-1.4: Manufacturer: BTC
Oct 27 13:07:31 Hbsk2 python: hp-makeuri[5232]: error: Device does not 
support fax.
Oct 27 13:07:31 Hbsk2 python: hp-makeuri[5234]: error: Device does not 
support fax.
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	It sure looks to me like something is going on that shouldn't be.

-- 
Beartooth Staffwright, PhD, Neo-Redneck Linux Convert
Remember I know precious little of what I am talking about.


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