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umm, thnx again - but, not what i wanted.
can u tell me what options are passed to xconsole at startup if ur using xdm? or maybe where the startup scripts are located, so i can see where this xconsole is being started from?
Ok, the thing is, I don't use graphical logon... however, if it has anything at all to do with the X server then most likely the log that you want to view would be /var/log/XFree86.0.log.
If you just want to see the last screen before entering the desktop environment, then typing Ctrl-Alt-F1 should bring you to the last console messages before X was started... to return to X press Alt-F7.
If this is not it, then I'm sorry... I really don't understand what is it that you specifically need.
well, basically, i just wanted to get console messages on Eterm instead of xconsole. i know there is a '-C' option in Eterm for this - i installed it setuid-root - but it doesnt seem to work.
im not lookin for the logs at startup, just the console messages that are generated on the fly.
its not really that important, but i got tired of seeing the messages in the xconsole box, and thought i would try to view them in eterm.