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Old 12th December 2008
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Default Silencing gconfd spam in syslogd...

For some reasons, many packages that use GTK+ also pick up gconf as a dependency.

Now.. that might not be a bad thing, but it sure is annoying!

When gconfd starts/stops.. it pollutes /var/log/messages, so very rude.

To disable it, append the following to the top of /etc/syslog.conf.

# It's quite annoying...
*.info							/dev/null
Afterwards, restart syslogd..
$ sudo kill -HUP `cat /var/run/syslog.pid`

I honestly don't know if there is a better way of doing this.. I wasn't able to find a strait answer.

Hope it helps someone else that hates log spammers.
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