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



On Tue, 2008-10-28 at 23:10 +0100, Björn Persson wrote:
> Craig White wrote:
> > the problem is not usb
> > kvm which are actually becoming the norm because most modern
> > motherboards do not even bother with ps/2 connectors, but rather that
> > his particular kvm offers the ability to become a device hub which
> > theoretically, meant that you could plug devices such as usb printers
> > and they were for most purposes, shared. The devil of course is in the
> > details and apparently the details aren't handled too well on that
> > particular kvm.
> 
> I'm not convinced that there is any problem with the KVM switch at all. USB is 
> designed for hot plugging, so operating systems have to expect that a USB 
> device may disappear at any time, and apparently Cups handles the disappering 
> printer quite well. The USB related messages aren't filling the disk now, so 
> why assume that they did before?
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it really makes no sense to be plugging printers in/out by KVM switch
when it's so much more logical to connect it to one and share it, if for
no other reason that it means that you only have to set it up on one
system and once it's shared, the other computers find it and can use it
automatically.
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> Unfortunately Beartooth had to nuke the huge file to get a usable system back, 
> so if the problem doesn't resurface we may never know what it was.
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seems to me that the solution may very well have been the problem though
it may not have been the USB printer device, it might have been the
multi-function options (i.e. Fax) which is what led us to asking about
the device itself. It would have been nice had OP shown just a little
skill to read through system logs to help troubleshoot but c'est la vie.

Craig


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