Where is /var/log/messages on Ubuntu 12.04-b1 (Precise) ?

To enable /var/log/messages is disabled in the beta-1 version of Ubuntu Precise Pangolin (download here), do the following:

Edit /etc/rsyslog.d/50-default.conf and uncomment the lines

mail,news.none -/var/log/messages

Then restart the rsyslog daemon:

# service rsyslog restart

(Reference: Ubuntu forums)



  1. Arvind Das said

    Thanks a lot . You saved my day. I was struggling after compiling helloworld kernel module. Thanks a lot 🙂

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