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Re: Sending messages to tty1 after xdm exits

On Sun, 01 Jun 2003 19:50:09 +0200, moseley@hank.org 
  <moseley@hank.org> wrote:
> I'm using xdm for logging in to my laptop.  I wanted to be able to 
> shutdown so I added buttons to the xdm logging screen[1].
> When the shutdown button is clicked this command is run:
>   exec /sbin/shutdown -h now 2>/dev/console >/dev/console
> The "problem" is that X shuts down and I see my original tty1 screen 
> (with the left-over startup messages).  But the normal shutdown messages 
> are *not* displayed.  I'd like to see those messages.
> xdm normally starts xconsole via /etc/X11/xdm/Xsetup so I disabled that 
> in case that was redirecting console messages, which then meant 
> /dev/console was not where it used to be).
> I also tried just running shutdown without redirecting to /dev/console, 
> but that didn't do the trick, either.
Try redirecting to /dev/tty1 ?

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