View System Log Files on Linux Fedora 10 using gnome-system-log

 

Step by Step View System Log Files on Linux Fedora 10 using gnome-system-log

 

   The gnome-system-log or Gnome System Log viewer can be very useful tools to view system log files on Fedora Linux Desktop (Gnome Desktop).  The article below show the step by step to open and view system log files on Linux Fedora 10 using gnome-system-log graphical user interface utility tool on Gnome desktop.

 

Open Gnome System Log from Linux Fedora 10 desktop menu bar:

 

1.  On the Gnome desktop, click on Applications Linux Fedora 10 Applications menu menu button located on Fedora 10 Gnome desktop menu bar.

2.  On the expended Applications menu bar, point your mouse pointer to System Tools Linux Fedora 10 System Tools menu button menu button.

3.  From there point your mouse pointer to System Log Linux Fedora 10 system log menu button menu button.

4.  Click on System Log menu button to open the Gnome System Log viewer.

Linux Fedora 10 System Log menu

 

5.  You need to have access permission to view the system log on Linux Fedora system.  The system should asking you for password ( as show on figure below).  Enter root user password on the Password box and click on OK button to open the Linux Fedora System Log viewer.

Fedora 10 root password

 

 

Open Gnome System Log using command:

 

1. Open X terminal on Linux Fedora 10 Gnome desktop.

2.  Execute the su - -c "gnome-system-log" command or just type in gnome-system-log command on the x terminal as show on the example below... and hit Enter key

gnome-system-log command on Fedora 10

[root@fedora ~]# su - -c "gnome-system-log"

Password:        <-- Key in root user password here and hit Enter key

 

 

System Log viewer window on Linux Fedora 10.

 

Example of System Log viewer window on Linux Fedora 10.

System Log viewer window on Linux Fedora 10.

Base on figure above, the Gnome System Log viewer you enable you to view...

/var/log/cron - the cron log file

/var/log/messages - the messages log file

/var/log/secure - the secure log file

/var/log/Xorg.0.log - the Xorg.0.log log file

...on Fedora system.  Please note that, list of log file display on the Gnome System Log viewer window may differ base on system setting.

 

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