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Old 09-01-2003, 02:15 AM   #1
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eterm + xconsole


hey all.
how can i get the messages i see on xconsole during startup to be shown in eterm? tired of the black on white xconsole terminal.

and what exactly are the filename options one gives to xconsole to execute?

thnx again.
 
Old 09-01-2003, 02:56 AM   #2
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dmesg ?
 
Old 09-01-2003, 08:39 AM   #3
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umm, doesnt dmesg give the messages generated at startup? i was talkin bout system messages/logs genereated (/var/log/...)?
 
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try (as root) cat /var/log/messages
 
Old 09-01-2003, 11:06 AM   #5
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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?

thnx.
 
Old 09-01-2003, 11:48 AM   #6
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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.
 
Old 09-01-2003, 11:58 AM   #7
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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.

in case, u havent gotten wht im trying to do, heres' wht it is:
http://art.gnome.org/screenshots/19.php

hes using a colorizer there, but i havent yet gotten how to send/setup my console messages to goto eterm.

thnx again.
 
Old 09-01-2003, 05:04 PM   #8
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anyone with suggestions on how i should get this done?
this seems pretty standard on everyones desktop scrshot ive seen, but im not sure wht file the xconsole running right now.

i tried this as root:
Eterm -e "xconsole -notify -verbose -fn fixed -existOnFail -file /dev/xconsole"

but, it says, file not found.

hmmm.
 
  


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