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INDI Library v1.7.8 Released (11 May 2019)

Mid year release of INDI Library v1.7.8 comes with a few drivers and improvements to to existing drivers.

Ubuntu 18.04 TRASHED by INDI/KStars/

Replied by knro on topic Ubuntu 18.04 TRASHED by INDI/KStars/

This is most likely from QHY CCD logging. Disable CCD logging in Ekos.
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Replied by CCCMC825 on topic Ubuntu 18.04 TRASHED by INDI/KStars/

Hi Jasem,

Thanks for your tip. However, it looks like that the CCD logging cannot be enabled in the first place. Am I missing something?

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Replied by knro on topic Ubuntu 18.04 TRASHED by INDI/KStars/

Which files were logging then?
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Replied by knro on topic Ubuntu 18.04 TRASHED by INDI/KStars/

Which files were logging then? Check the CCD driver --> Options , and see if logging was enabled there.
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Replied by CCCMC825 on topic Ubuntu 18.04 TRASHED by INDI/KStars/

The files in which logs piled up were /var/log/syslog and /var/log/kern.log.
I suppose by disabling debugging the logging is off?

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Replied by DerPit on topic Ubuntu 18.04 TRASHED by INDI/KStars/

Yikes. Indeed just confirmed that (somewhat unexpectedly) all the EKOS messages go to syslog...
I don't know how one can get to several GB that way.
One thing to prevent it is activating the 'log to file' option of kstars, then all messages end up in $HOME/.local/share/kstars/logs. Will at least prevent your system clogging up.
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Replied by knro on topic Ubuntu 18.04 TRASHED by INDI/KStars/

What? how are they going to syslog?! let me check here.

EDIT: Just tried with all combinations and can't get a single message to syslog or kernel log. What messages are you seeing? Do they come from specific drivers?
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Replied by DerPit on topic Ubuntu 18.04 TRASHED by INDI/KStars/

It's all the stuff that is (also) written to the message consoles of kstars:
Attached is the output of 'journalctl -b -g kstars' on my machine (openSUSE Tumbleweed).
(IMHO you should also allow to attach simple gziped text files, not onlt archives :( )
When I activate 'write to file' the log to syslog stops.
Likely some journal setting, to include all sort of stdout/err stuff to the syslog? I'm not too familiar with configuring logging, but will try to have a look.
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Replied by knro on topic Ubuntu 18.04 TRASHED by INDI/KStars/

Well, it's not something in KStars itself. Maybe OpenSUSE logs everything that goes to stdout? If you "disable" logging, it also logs nevertheless?
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Replied by DerPit on topic Ubuntu 18.04 TRASHED by INDI/KStars/

I think it must be a feature of the DE/Window manager. If I start kstars from the command line, nothing gets logged to syslog. Only if I start via the start menu (KDE plasma). So it's somewhat similar to when started from systemd. There exists a setting for that in case of systemd services, like 'StandardOutput=null' (man systemd.exec), but I don't know where to put that directive for programs started from the DE....
There seems to be a way to do it from the application, like only logging to stdout when called from a tty.
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Replied by stash on topic Ubuntu 18.04 TRASHED by INDI/KStars/

This may help you until you find the problem. Rotate logs automatically linoxide.com/linux-how-to/setup-log-rotation-logrotate-ubuntu/

Plus learn to start Linux in safe mode linuxconfig.org/how-to-boot-ubuntu-18-04...ency-and-rescue-mode to "untrash" your system :-)
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Replied by CCCMC825 on topic Ubuntu 18.04 TRASHED by INDI/KStars/

Thanks for the advice. By using the LiveCD I was able to recover one of my systems.

I am going to disable all the logs now as a temporary solution.
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