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Comment 4 for bug 318689

Steve Beattie (sbeattie) wrote :

In the upstream gnome bug report, TJ commented:

> The cause seems to be a user profile that has been upgraded from an older
> distro release, where the contents of /var/log/ haven't been inherited. It can
> also happen where multiple release installations share a common /home/$USER/.

However, I see this behavior with an entirely fresh install of jaunty into a test vm, where the user was entirely created from scratch.

'gconftool-2 -g /apps/gnome-system-log/logfiles' reports:

  [/var/log/cups/error_log,/var/log/XFree86.0.log,/var/log/Xorg.0.log,/var/log/cron,/var/log/maillog,/var/log/secure,/var/log/sys.log,/var/log/messages,/var/log/debug,/var/log/news/news.notice,/var/log/news/news.err,/var/log/news/news.crit,/var/log/mail.err,/var/log/mail.warn,/var/log/mail.info,/var/log/user.log,/var/log/mail.log,/var/log/lpr.log,/var/log/kern.log,/var/log/daemon.log,/var/log/syslog,/var/log/auth.log]

which also misses useful stuff like the wpa_supplicant log.