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Re: fetch/mail and xconsole

On  8 Dec, David Stern wrote:
> On Mon, 08 Dec 1997 09:47:03 GMT, wrote:
>> Xconsole is started by xdm before login. It appears in the bottom
>> left corner.
>> 1. How do I change the resources for this? I`ve altered personal resources,
>> xdm`s and even app-defaults. Can`t get the bugger to shift :)
> I'm not sure I understand what you're asking.  Do you want xconsole to 
> move, or do you want it to look different?

As I understand him he wants it to move...

>From my /etx/X11/xdm/Xsetup_0 file (places it top left):
if grep -q ^run-xconsole /etc/X11/config
  xconsole -geometry 320x70+0+0 -daemon -notify -verbose -fn fixed \
    -exitOnFail -file /dev/xconsole
# old_line /usr/X11/bin/xconsole -geometry 320x70+0+0 -daemon -notify -verbose -exitOnFail

and as I understand it (per /etc/X11/xdm/xdm-config)
resources for xdm related stuff should be set in
/etc/X11/xdm/Xresources_0 (for the local console)

> I don't run xdm, but using startx and afterstep wm, I can move xconsole 
> with the titlebar.  Once with fvwm I couldn't move an app, even when I 
> right clicked and did a 'move'.  I think it had to do with the 
> application properties, specifically the titlebar, but I'm not certain.

Different beast (probably) as the xconsole from the xlogin screen
usually gets killed in the logon process
>> 2. How do I direct program output to appear in this window? Before I 
>> discovered xconsole I just used an Xterm to display whatever was sent
>> to /dev/console by just launching progs like...;
>> fetchmail > >&/dev/console 
>> This doesn`t work with xconsole.

Well, redirecting to /dev/xconsole works for me... might want to check
the permissions, I have rw-rw-rw- on /dev/xconsole (BTW folks, is that a
potential problem?)

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