pop up message
bob at a1poweruser.com
Mon Apr 30 14:43:10 UTC 2007
Using a different virtual root terminal is side stepping the question. The
correct answer is to edit /etc/syslog.conf and
change the error messages from going to /dev/console to go to
Or in some circles the Unix purists would say you should not be using the
"root" user id as your normal id.
Root should be reserved for doing system install tasks and system
administration tasks only.
Create your self a user id to use as your normal id doing all your
non-system tasks under. Then when you logon to root you will see only the
pop up messages as a summary of things you as system admin needs to be
alerted to. That's how "root" id its intended to be used. But by changing
syslog.conf you can change this default behavior of the alerting messages
being sent to root user id.
From: owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
[mailto:owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org]On Behalf Of Joe Ryan
Sent: Sunday, April 29, 2007 11:09 PM
To: questions at FreeBSD.org
Subject: Re: pop up message
These messages are normal and are only visible on the first virtual
terminal (alt+f1). Switch to another terminal using alt+f2 or alt+f3...
and you won't see the messages.
ChueKeung Mock wrote:
> Hi, I had problem of pop up message during using the
> terminal of freebsd. I installed Freebsd 6.1 on AMD
> cup computer. there is pop up message during using
> the terminal. the messages like
> "Apr 28 20:05:01 dhcppc1 login: ROOT LOGIN (root) ON
> "Apr 28 21:52:53 dhcppc1 last message repeated 5
> I feel these message annoying because it disturbs me
> when I edit a doc using editor. please let me know
> how to turn these message off. thank you
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