How to use xconsole?
> I can't figure out how to see console messages while I'm using X (I'musing
> Gnome, if it matters). I do recall that it was straightforward on earlier
> releases of Debian, but I can't recall how it was done.
> Now if I start xconsole after logging in, it displays an error "Can't
> open console". I tried putting `xconsole &' at the end of
> /etc/gdm/Init/Default, but that only displayed a blank console while
> the login: prompt was visible.
>I imagine I'm missing something obvious ... any ideas?
It seems to be that the permissions of the /dev/xconsole have been changed
in potato. In slink the permissions are
prw-r--r-- 1 root root 4084 Jun 8 07:50 /dev/xconsole
In potato they are
prw-r----- 1 root adm 0 Jun 8 17:29 /dev/xconsole
So it's your choice: Either get member of the adm group:
addgroup <your_login_name> adm
or change the permissions of /dev/xconsole:
chmod o+r /dev/xconsole
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