[Feisty 7.04] System Log doesn't work and question about System Restore

Charlie Kravetz cjk at teamcharliesangels.com
Thu Nov 8 13:35:54 UTC 2007

On Mon, 2007-11-05 at 07:52 -0500, John Toliver wrote:
> I have a thinkpad T23 with 1GB and 30GB HDD running Feisty 7.04:
> I just installed 7.04 as a test thinking it wasn't going to work and
> wanted to do it just for fun.  I was surprised that the installation
> actully went over smoothly and was getting comfortable into the system
> when I ran into a problem.  Apparently Linux has this wonderful
> feature (user auditing I think?) that records the actions of each user
> and I though the output went to the system log. 
> 1. The system log will open for a split second when clicked on and
> then dissappear.  No way I can think of to make it work and I would
> like to fix this.
> 2. Is the system log where I want to go to see a log of all the
> changes I have made to my system over a period of time, for example if
> I were to need to undo a configuration change I made etc.? 
> 3. Does linux have the equivalent of system restore? (if yes what is
> the equivalent?)
> Thanks in advance for answering my questions...
> -- 
> Patience yields far greater results than brute force or rage ever
> could so relax......it's just life !!! 

Welcome John.

It is great that Ubuntu runs on so many systems now. Of course, it is
not perfect, but then, neither are we humans. :)

To know what the system logs are telling you and how to read them, I
would suggest a little reading first. A good start would be:


This is specific to Ubuntu, and will get you most of the answers you

I can´t begin to tell you why the log opened and closed rapidly without
more information. You see, we have have several versions of Ubuntu, and
each has different viewers, editors, desktops, etc. These all operate
differently. If, after reading the above and trying what is discussed,
you are still having difficulty, please let the list know. Provide
details such as the version, desktop, program, what you did to attempt
to read, and we will try to help you out further.

Good luck,

Charlie Kravetz
Linux Registered User Number 425914
Never let anyone steal your DREAM.

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