Chrome on linux generating a ton of syslogd messages

I just did a yum update on my google-chrome-stable package and now whenever I start chrome, or open a new tab, ALL my terminal sessions spit out a bunch of annoying messages like:

Message from syslogd@zx at Dec 31 13:43:51 …

kernel:[1132591.932211] CPU: 0 PID: 23825 Comm: chrome Tainted: PF D C O 3.11.10-100.fc18.i686.PAE #1

Message from syslogd@zx at Dec 31 13:43:51 …

kernel:[1132591.932212] Hardware name: EVGA 122-CK-NF68/122-CK-NF68, BIOS 6.00 PG 09/28/2007

Message from syslogd@zx at Dec 31 13:43:51 …

kernel:[1132591.932214] task: dcc1a760 ti: c0c9a000 task.ti: c0c9a000

Message from syslogd@zx at Dec 31 13:43:51 …

kernel:[1132591.932228] Stack:

Message from syslogd@zx at Dec 31 13:43:51 …

kernel:[1132591.932240] Call Trace:

Message from syslogd@zx at Dec 31 13:43:51 …

kernel:[1132591.932249] Code: 7d fc 89 ec 5d c3 90 8d 74 26 00 c7 43 34 00 00 00 00 b9 d0 1b c3 c0 89 da c7 43 38 00 00 00 00 89 f8 e8 24 eb ff ff 89 c6 eb 91 <0f> 0b 8d b4 26 00 00 00 00 8d bc 27 00 00 00 00 55 89 e5 57 56

Message from syslogd@zx at Dec 31 13:43:51 …

kernel:[1132591.932268] EIP: [<c04c9880>] __audit_syscall_entry+0xf0/0x100 SS:ESP 0068:c0c9bfa4


Now this could be due to me having an older Fedora, or an older video card, or lord knows what else, but I just wanted to get rid of those messages! So here’s the fix, edit “/etc/rsyslog.conf” and comment out the line that has “*.emerg”

Then “service rsyslog restart”

A quick and dirty fix for now!


Hardware Unix

Fedora13 kernel update breaks video

I did my usual old “yum update” the other day and it hosed up my video upon reboot!

Never fear, it is a known problem, and has probably already been fixed by the time you read this.

But one thing I learned is that you should have akmod installed so the system will be smart and use a previous video driver if it fails. To do this, all I needed to do was:

yum install akmod-nvidia

then, on reboot, it was all working again.


One thing to note is that when you do a yum update, make sure if there is a new kernel that there is a corresponding nvidia update for it! If not, then DO NOT yum update, and try again in a day or so. Eventually there will be a matching nvidia update and you are safe to update. Example:


kernel x86_64 updates 22 M

kernel-devel x86_64 updates 6.4 M


kernel x86_64 @updates 102 M

kernel-devel x86_64 @updates 23 M

Installing for dependencies:

kmod-nvidia- x86_64 1:260.19.36-1.fc13.3 rpmfusion-nonfree-updates 2.8 M

Removing for dependencies:

kmod-nvidia- x86_64 1:260.19.29-1.fc13 @rpmfusion-nonfree-updates 12 M