Re: (fwd) xconsole (?)
On Mon, 18 Mar 1996, Bill Hogan wrote:
> BH> ... if before I crank up X I (as gonzo) do
> BH> [gonzo]:~ echo barf > /dev/console
> BH> I get
> BH> barf
> BH> but if I do the same thing in `xterm' I get zilch unless I do a `su'.
Sending text to /dev/console sends it to the currently active virtual
console. xterms are using ptys; these are not virtual consoles.
While you are in X, anything sent to /dev/console will go to the virtual
console 'covered' by the X server.
> So, `echo barf > /dev/console' is going to tty7 but is not showing
> up in the xterm window from which the `echo' command was issued?
> Shouldn't it?
> I wonder if this might have something to do with my other on-going
> X-related question, namely, that long after `gonzo' has quit X, when
> he does `who' he still sees this:
> bedlam:[*gonzo*]~/stage $ who
> bhogan tty2 Mar 17 20:09
> gonzo tty3 Mar 18 03:53
> root tty6 Mar 17 20:08
> gonzo ttyp1 Mar 18 03:54 (:0.0)
This is a utmp-related problem. Things that work for some people seem not
to work for others. I assume (from your other post about /dev/:0) that
you are still using the version of the X packages that was included in
Debian-0.93R6? The problem may well have been fixed in the new version,
but it's ELF and you might not want to install it.