Within X, how can I see console messages?
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Fri Feb 4 10:06:53 PST 2005
Nathan Kinkade <nkinkade at ub.edu.bz> writes:
> 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.
The default xdm configuration runs xconsole from Xsetup (which runs as
root) before starting the user's startup script.
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