I'm currently using Debian Etch, with the Gnome desktop, as my main option at home.
I'm experiencing a little problem that used to have also in Sarge: a lot of annoying system messages that fill my screen when using the virtual consoles F2 to F6 (it doesn't happen in the X consoles).
For what I have seen, the messages are mainly related to the net connection, or something similar. The MAC number of my network card appears frequently.
In Sarge, I used to get rid of those messages editing /etc/init.d/klogd and changing a line to tell the system to show only messages of levels 4 and up. In Etch that file has changed and I don't see where I could change that parameter.
I have also tried with the command
# klogd -c 4
but the only result I obtained is
klogd: Already running.
Reading the klogd man page doesn't solved my doubts.