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how can i restart rsyslog or rsyslogd on ubuntu 10

root@terminator:/etc/init.d# service rsyslog status
rsyslog stop/waiting
root@terminator:/etc/init.d# service rsyslog stop
stop: Unknown instance:
root@terminator:/etc/init.d# service rsyslog restart
restart: Unknown instance:
root@terminator:/etc/init.d# service rsyslog start
start: Job failed to start
root@terminator:/etc/init.d# service rsyslogd start
rsyslogd: unrecognized service
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Debugging info: rsyslog.com/doc/troubleshoot.html –  Grizly Sep 1 '10 at 3:55

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sudo service rsyslog restart

That should do it.

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the output is shown above in the post –  John Sep 1 '10 at 1:45
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Have you modified the rsyslog.conf? If the config file is somehow invalid, service command cannot bring up the rsyslog. –  Janne Pikkarainen Sep 1 '10 at 2:59

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