Subject: gigs of XFree86.0.log
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Jonathan Cline <email@example.com>
Date: 05/01/2003 14:27:37
I have a love/hate relationship with X.
I know little of it's config, and struggle against
it to know as little as possible about it. :-)
Currently I'm trying to figure out how to
turn off the verbosity of my X. I recently
had a problem where /var/log/XFree86.0.log
had, over time, chewed up all of my 1+ gig of
free space on / (I rarely log off).
How can I turn off this X log?
I tried making it 444, but that didn't work. Ha!
The stock answer of, "don't log in as root" isn't
an option (i.e., I'm lazy; it's a development machine,
I don't want to log off, etc).
This is X 4.2.0 from netbsd 1.6Q and I run xfce
from the standard default config (no special .xsessions
or xinitrc's or etc). So it's possible this is an
This display log contains a huge number of entries
like "minl(40)", etc. If it's desperately trying
to tell me something sane that I should be paying
attention to, it's failing miserably at it.