How to enable /var/log/messages in Ubuntu
In this article we will show you how to enable Var Log messages in Ubuntu.
By default log messages are not written to the file /var/log/messages in Ubuntu.
In order to enable this, we can do the following:
Go to /etc/rsyslog.d.
Open the file 50-default.conf and uncomment the following lines
Once done, save the file and restart rsyslog service.
service rsyslog restart
Now you would be able to view the system logs including mail, cron etc in /var/log/messages file.