On 1 Apr, email@example.com wrote:
Re: I guess I don't quite understand the purpose of the xconsole program.
Re: I have put run-xconsole in /etc/X11/config and xdm starts xconsole in
Re: the lower right corner. It gets carried over when someone logs in,
Re: but nothing ever appears in it. What is supposed to end up there? On
Re: other workstations I have worked on, there is lots of stuff that shows
Re: up in xconsole, namely errors, kernel messages that would normally go
Re: to the regular console, etc. This doesn't seem to be happening for
Re: me. Am I doing something wrong?
Check out /etc/syslog.conf - it decides what messages that go where.
I'm not on my Linux system now so I haven't got the exact incantation,
but it's not that complex to figure out.
You want to send stuff to /dev/xconsole, so just add a line with the
type of messages to print in the xconsole and /dev/xconsole at the end.
One line from /etc/syslog.conf of the system I'm on right now (Solaris
2.5.1), just to get the idea:
| Linux: Turn on...Tune in...Fork out... |
| Michael Tempsch, member of Ballistic Wizards, TIP#088, TDGP#20 |
| firstname.lastname@example.org | [email@example.com] | [firstname.lastname@example.org] |
| Cell.Phone:+46 705487554 URL:http://www.dtek.chalmers.se/~d1temp |
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