Logfiles and fonts
R. David Whitlock
ryandav at u.washington.edu
Thu Aug 10 20:12:38 PDT 2000
Hmm, well, for starters, the program that plays with logs is
logrotate. Therefore, check out the parameters set in your
logrotate.conf. Mine has a section that goes something like this:
# keep 4 weeks worth of backlogs
Twiddle with these settings to get the behaviour you want, and then read
the man page for more info. If you don't have logrotate installed, grab
the latest rpm.
The term blanking is caused by xset, I believe, so try this on the command
line: "xset s off". If that turns off the blanking, add it to the end of
your bash scripts to happen automatically when you log in...
Hope that helps =-)
"All of a sudden, I found myself in love with the world
So there was only one thing that I could do
Was ding a ding-dang my dang a long ling-long..."
-Ministry, Jesus Built My Hotrod
On Thu, 10 Aug 2000, Michal Guerquin wrote:
> I've got some questions regarding my RH6.0 install. The logfile
> /var/log/wtmp becomes wtmp.1 every month, but this is as far as the
> archiving goes. I'd like to keep my old wtmp files (and the other ones in
> /var/log/) without limit. Where is the setting for this stored?
> Also, my terminal goes blank after a short period (perhaps 5 minutes?).
> I'd like to change this. Again, where do I find this setting?
> Any advice is appreciated.
> And just as a sidenote to anyone interested .. if you don't run X at the
> console for some reason and want to change the font to something else
> (besides the usual 9x16 [or maybe 8x16] VGA font), become root and try:
> changechars -f /usr/lib/kbd/consolefonts/ [tab]
> The [tab] will (in bash anyways) give you a list of possible fonts. I
> really like t.psf.gz, iso06.f08.psf.gz and gr8x8.psf. The first two are
> for looks, and the last one (gr8x8) because you get an 80x50 text
> resolution. Oh, and this works on my RH6.0 install, I don't know about any
> others, though SuSE 6 I remember had this too.
> ~ Michal
> "If you continue running Windows,
> your system may become unstable."
> -- Windows 95 BSOD
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