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Where does NetworkManager store its logs?

asked 2014-02-07 03:10:18 -0500

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updated 2014-04-11 16:30:44 -0500

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I am on rawhide and trying to debug a VPN problem, however I can't find any information on what the problem is since nothing shows in systemctl and systemctl -u NetworkManager only gives

journalctl -u NetworkManager
-- Logs begin at Mo 2013-12-09 20:47:51 CET, end at Fr 2014-02-07 10:01:38 CET. --
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Did you execute the command as root ? # journalctl -u NetworkManager.service

NickTux gravatar imageNickTux ( 2014-02-07 03:28:53 -0500 )edit

NikTh: no I didn't. I just realized that, but I would have to wait the two days to create an answer. Go ahead and create one. I will accept it.

niklas gravatar imageniklas ( 2014-02-07 03:34:53 -0500 )edit

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answered 2014-02-07 03:39:47 -0500

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updated 2014-02-07 03:44:44 -0500

NetworkManager doesn't store its own log messages, i.e. in /var/log/ but the messages are included/integrated in systemd. Sometimes you have to run the journalctl command as root in order to see the full results and log messages.

In order to see the messages from NetworkManager.service only, run as root the following command

journalctl -u NetworkManager.service
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