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Question Possible bug on 20.04 LTS with hybrid graphics

ParanoidNemo

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Hi all,
I'm writing because I have some problem with the new Pop release. I hasn't been able to identify precisely the culprit but when after the update my log dir, and especially two files (sys.log and kern.log) where both around 19.0Gb and not at all showing any error in the log files. First of I've deleted them and in not time they where there again, completely filling up my root dir. Then I've formatted and reinstall the system (I was previously on the 20.04 beta and I was thinking that maybe I'd screw up something) but the problem still persisted.
Now I've deleted them again and switched to Intel integrated graphics to see if the problem was related to the use of hybrid (Intel/Nvidia) settings.
For now everything seems normal and stable, and if actually so I'll switch back to hybrid and see if that's actually the problem.
Will keep you posted, but for now seems a bug (and a nasty one) to me, if that's the case.

Thank you all.
 

derpOmattic

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Yes, keep an eye on that. I've seen log files go to 120GB and prevent booting. I've never seen that on any of my own systems though. I helped someone else find a solution that prevented the disk from filling up, but I'd have to look it up again if that sounds like something you want. Although we got them to boot up, they never got back to me with a reason why syslog was growing. It wasn't hybrid.

Every new Pop installation I do gets "the treatment". Change the defaults in Settings>Privacy. Make sure Connectivity checking is off. Location services are off - unless you want them. In File History and Trash: Leave File History on, but reduce the duration. I use 7 days. In Trash and Temporary Files, enable the two Automatically Delete toggles and change the Period. I use 7 days.
 

ParanoidNemo

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Yes I'll continue to look at that and see, also I'll for now change anything of the above mentioned by you because I haven't done it in my previous installation (19.10) and not have any problem with log files after 6+ months, so I don't think it could be that the problem. I'll try your suggestion if I cannot find a clear culprit for this.
Thank you so much, and for now everything seems fine using only integrated Intel graphics.
 

ParanoidNemo

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Quick update. After a week of testing and simply using the system with intel integrated graphics only I haven't any abnormal log increase. Will try soon to switch to hybrid again and see if it's return.
 

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