What does xconsole display? (was: Re: proper set-up of xconsole ?)
"Karsten M. Self" <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> on Tue, Dec 11, 2001 at 10:54:16PM -0800, email@example.com (firstname.lastname@example.org) wrote:
> > I've noticed that the default persmissions on xconsole are :
> > ~ $ ls -l /dev/xconsole
> > prw-r----- 1 root adm 0 Dec 11 22:52 /dev/xconsole
> > When I start xconsole in my xsession file it can't access xconsole.
> > What is the proper way to set permissions. Should I make interested
> > users part of the adm group ?
> > I've read in some deja posts that xdm takes care of this, but I use
> > startx.
> Either add your user to the 'adm' group, or run xdm sudo root.
> Another alternative, one that I prefer, is to use xconsole. I invoke
> this via a script, using sudo:
> /usr/bin/xrootconsole -fg grey60 -geometry 80x52-40+68 --wrap /dev/xconsole &
I've never used xconsole before, and I'm curious what shows up in it?
The man page says, "The xconsole program displays messages which are
usually sent to /dev/console," but what kind of messages are sent
And a second question: If you don't run xconsole, where do these
messages show up? tty1?
Brian Nelson <email@example.com>