x11/xconsole not showing any output

Marco Beishuizen mbeis at xs4all.nl
Sun May 29 21:48:06 UTC 2016

On Sun, 29 May 2016, the wise Polytropon wrote:

>> The permissions of /dev/console look ok:
>> crw-------  1 marco  wheel  0x9 May 29 21:24 /dev/console
> This also looks like xdm configuration is not the problem here. Do you 
> get any error message when manually starting xconsole from a terminal?

When running plain xconsole without options I get: Couldn't open 
console. But starting xconsole with "xconsole -file /dev/console" shows no 
errors, except that it doesn't display anything. Testing it with something 
like "echo test > /dev/console" results in xconsole staying blank, but 
switching to ctrl+alt+f1 shows that the output went to console/ttyv0 just 

So I think xconsole doesn't point to /dev/console (ttyv0) but to ttyv8 
(where X is) for some reason.

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