Within X, how can I see console messages?

Nathan Kinkade nkinkade at ub.edu.bz
Fri Feb 4 10:00:40 PST 2005

On Fri, Feb 04, 2005 at 06:13:01PM +0100, Benjamin Walkenhorst wrote:
> Steven Friedrich wrote:
> >I know I can Control-Alt-F1 to go back to the console, but is there a way 
> >to see these messages in an xterm or something?
> > 
> >
> xconsole
> When xdm starts, xconsole gets started, too, on my machine,
> I can't remember doing anything to get this behaviour, though.
> Kind regards,
> Benjamin

Keep in mind that /dev/console may only be readable by root.  You might
have to change permissions on the device, or perhaps launch xconsole as
the root user.  There may be other ways to get around this.  I just
throw this into the mix as a problem that you may encounter.

-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: not available
Type: application/pgp-signature
Size: 189 bytes
Desc: not available
Url : http://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-questions/attachments/20050204/8dc77dd2/attachment.bin

More information about the freebsd-questions mailing list