Firefox Flash plugin floods syslog on Ubuntu
February 15, 2017
Firefox Adobe Flash plugin floods
/var/log/syslog with the messages like these:
This is inconvenient as the disk is filled with the irrelevant data, the disk IO is consumed, and syslog becomes inconvenient to read.
One of the possible solutions is to send such output to
/dev/null instead of syslog. This can be done by sending the
STDERR stream to
As usually Firefox is started from the dash, or via application menu, the most convenient way is to modify the
.desktop launcher file so it was run with the proper parameters.
.desktop files are stored in
firefox.desktop file from this directory should be modified by changing the following line:
to such one:
This modification would send all the error output to
/dev/null keeping syslog clear.
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