Within X, how can I see console messages?

Mark Ovens marko at freebsd.org
Fri Feb 4 10:14:22 PST 2005

Nathan Kinkade wrote:
> 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.

You uncomment this line in /etc/fbtab

#/dev/ttyv0     0600    /dev/console

and start an xterm with '-c' IIRC


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