x11/xconsole not showing any output
mbeis at xs4all.nl
Sun May 29 20:37:41 UTC 2016
On Sun, 29 May 2016, the wise Polytropon wrote:
> It's a very convenient way to check console messages, other than
> repeating "dmesg" in an X terminal and checking what's new. :-)
Yeah I know, but it was started by default and I just wanted to try it
> Are the console permissions set properly? Check if xdm-config does have
> the following (or applying) lines:
> DisplayManager._0.setup: /etc/X11/xdm/Xsetup_0
> DisplayManager._0.startup: /etc/X11/xdm/GiveConsole
> DisplayManager._0.reset: /etc/X11/xdm/TakeConsole
> In your case, the paths will probably be different, but check the
> content of the GiveConsole and TakeConsole scripts: They make sure
> your user will actually be able to read from the console (as it's
> initially owned by root, and only has rw-/---/--- permissions).
The GiveConsole script says:
chown $USER /dev/console
And the TakeConsole script says:
chmod 622 /dev/console
chown root /dev/console
Should the owner be the user here?
> When you are then logged in, check "ls -l /dev/console", and you
> should see something similar to this:
> % ll /dev/console
> crw------- 1 poly wheel 0, 5 2016-05-29 18:38:20 /dev/console
> If this is _not_ the case, xconsole doesn't work as expected.
The permissions of /dev/console look ok:
crw------- 1 marco wheel 0x9 May 29 21:24 /dev/console
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