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I have been having issues with my SLES10-SP3 guest ( I am running Virtual Box) and need to start perusing the log files of my system. The only log files ...
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    Using Logs for System Trouble Shooting


    I have been having issues with my SLES10-SP3 guest ( I am running Virtual Box) and need to start perusing the log files of my system. The only log files I ever checked have always been Apache due to the main use of my server is for web services.

    I am currently using this guest as a rsync server to mirror an off site web server. This guest is the only guest giving me issues on Virtual Box. I do not believe this to be a Virtual Box issue as the issue persists after each Virtual Box update and my other guests are working fine.

    My guest server freezes which then causes Virtual Box to freeze and I have to reboot the host OS. I need to look into what is causing the guest to freeze. Thus far I notice that the guest will freeze after I log out of it via a VNC session. If I never VNC into the guest it is fine. Can someone point me to the relevant log files that might shed some light on what might be causing these unexpected freeze ups after a VNC session. Thanks.

    -Mike
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    there are 4 log files you love to monitor:

    tail -f /var/log/warn
    tail -f /var/log/messages
    tail -f /var/log/apache2/error_log

    and for all the good connections and error ones combined

    tail -f /var/log/apache2/access_log

    most of the errors logged are self explaining.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hans51 View Post
    there are 4 log files you love to monitor:

    tail -f /var/log/warn
    tail -f /var/log/messages
    tail -f /var/log/apache2/error_log

    and for all the good connections and error ones combined

    tail -f /var/log/apache2/access_log

    most of the errors logged are self explaining.
    Thank you!!
    Suse Linux Enterprise Server 11
    Suse Linux Enterprise Server 10 - SP3
    OpenSuse 11.2, KDE 4.3.1

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