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Discussion for KB Entry 6904 - Syslogtag rsyslogd-2039

by knowledgebase on Thu Jul 30, 2009 4:25 am

This is the discussion thread for the Knowledge Base Entry 6904

Vendor: Adiscon
Software/Device: rsyslog
Syslogtag: rsyslogd-2039
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Re: Discussion for KB Entry 6904 - Syslogtag rsyslogd-2039

by pfudd on Tue Dec 10, 2013 6:56 pm

In Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS, Precise Pangolin, you may get the following error in syslog:

Dec 10 09:17:37 dl6-c4331 rsyslogd-2039: Could not open output pipe '/dev/xconsole' [try ]

The package rsyslog-5.8.6-1ubuntu8.6.deb expects /dev/xconsole to be installed, but 'apt-file search /dev/xconsole' found no packages that provide it.

Comment it out near the end of /etc/rsyslog.d/50-default.conf :

# daemon.*;mail.*;\
# news.err;\
# *.=debug;*.=info;\
# *.=notice;*.=warn |/dev/xconsole

You can restart rsyslog with 'sudo service rsyslog restart' to confirm the error is gone.
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