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Why does Ubuntu store the daemon logs on /var/log/daemon.log.1 instead of /var/log/daemon.log?

Trying to cat /var/log/daemon.log doesn't produce any output, while cat /var/log/daemon.log.1 does. Why do daemons store logs to the /var/log/daemon.log.1 file instead of /var/log/daemon.log? Is there ...
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Where are the logs for the serial port (power save modes, specifically)

I'm running a system with Ubuntu 10.10 (pretty old, I know, but it has to be that one), with all its packages updated to the latest version supported (the distribution is not supported anymore so, to ...
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CPU stuck at 99% for a few hours: figuring out logs

extract from syslog: CRON[pid]: (user) CMD ( [ -x /usr/lib/php5/maxlifetime ] && [ -d /var/lib/php5 ] && find /var/lib/php5/ -depth -mindepth 1 -maxdepth 1 -type f -cmin +$(/usr/lib/php5/maxlifetime)...
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System freezes when browsing internet

About a week ago my system began to freeze (deadlock, only manual shutdown with laptop button helped) from time to time. The frequency of deadlock is increasing. Today it was about 10 deadlocks with ...
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Cleaning log files under linux

I am using a kvm ubuntu 10.04 virtual machine to test some features of a kernel module. I grep through the /var/log files to observe the kernel messages about that module. To start from a clean state,...
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Where to find the error messages of Postfix

I cannot sent mail by using Postfix (SMTP) on Ubuntu Server 11.04. So, there must be some errors, But where to see the error message?