rsyslogd-2039: Could no open output pipe '/dev/xconsole' [try http://www.rsyslog.com/e/2039 ]

Bug #830046 reported by Detlef Lechner on 2011-08-20
This bug report is a duplicate of:  Bug #459730: rsyslog doesn't create /dev/xconsole . Edit Remove
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Bug Description

/var/log/syslog reports: Aug 20 13:27:29 T61 rsyslogd-2039: Could no open output pipe '/dev/xconsole' [try http://www.rsyslog.com/e/2039 ]'
The package x11-apps is installed. /usr/bin/xconsole exists. Why does there not exist /dev/xconsole?
Why does there not exist a process rsyslogd?

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.04
Package: rsyslog 4.6.4-2ubuntu4
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.38-10.46-server 2.6.38.7
Uname: Linux 2.6.38-10-server x86_64
Architecture: amd64
Date: Sat Aug 20 14:46:49 2011
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu-Server 11.04 "Natty Narwhal" - Release amd64 (20110426)
ProcEnviron:
 LANGUAGE=de_DE:en
 PATH=(custom, user)
 LANG=de_DE.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
SourcePackage: rsyslog
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Detlef Lechner (detlef-lechner) wrote :
Changed in rsyslog (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Ian Nicholson (imnichol) wrote :

I believe this is a duplicate of bug 459730

Ian Nicholson (imnichol) wrote :

I resolved this by booting into recovery mode and running 'apt-get update' followed by 'apt-get upgrade'

Gonzals, S. (gonzales-speedy) wrote :

U can fix this bug by editing the /etc/rsyslog.d/50-default.conf file:

originally u will problably find at the end of this file:
 *.=notice;*.=warn |/dev/xconsole

        *.=notice;*.=warn |/dev/console

Gonzals, S. (gonzales-speedy) wrote :

I wasn't finished:)

U can fix this bug by editing the /etc/rsyslog.d/50-default.conf file:

originally u will problably find at the end of this file:
        *.=notice;*.=warn |/dev/xconsole
just change this to
        *.=notice;*.=warn |/dev/console

so that these messages get piped to an existing console..,
that's all
cf hint: http://www.rsyslog.com/e/2039

Doctor P (coffeeonmars) wrote :

I am experiencing system freezes on my 12.10 machine, and the last log line before the forced reboot is "rsyslogd-2039: Could not open output pipe '/dev/xconsole' [try http://www.rsyslog.com/e/2039 ]".

tags: added: quantal raring
Thomas Mayer (thomas303) wrote :

The message "rsyslogd-2039: Could not open output pipe '/dev/xconsole' " also appears when using ubuntu 12.04.3.

However my machine is booting as usual (no freeze)

Ebuzer Taha Kanat (ebuzer) wrote :

when changing

just change this to
        *.=notice;*.=warn |/dev/console

rsyslogd-2039: Could not open output pipe '/dev/console':: Permission denied

happens.

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