what's the equivalent for Debian /var/log/messages in Ubuntu?

Hugo Coolens coolens at kahosl.be
Mon Sep 19 11:35:13 UTC 2011

what's the Ubuntu-equivalent command for Debian's
"tail -f /var/log/messages"

I use this often when attaching new hardware to see what's happening.
To my surprise Ubuntu doesn't seem to have this file, how can I get the 
same info I got on my Debian-machines using Ubuntu?


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