xconsole 'Couldn't open console'

xconsole 'Couldn't open console'

Post by Arma » Sun, 31 Dec 1899 09:00:00



Hi,

 I hope somebody can give me a pointer to a how to or something for xconsole.
 Trying to start xconsole I invariably get the message ? Couldn't open console
 ?. This happens also when I try to start it as root (/dev/console is rw for
 root only). The DISPLAY variable is set to ':0.0', and all error/printf
 messagesd from my programs appear on the console, as I can see when switching
 back with ctrl+alt+F1.

 What is it that I haven't understood here ?
 Thanks for your tips .

 Armand

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xconsole 'Couldn't open console'

Post by Justin B Willough » Sun, 31 Dec 1899 09:00:00



> Hi,

>  I hope somebody can give me a pointer to a how to or something for xconsole.
>  Trying to start xconsole I invariably get the message ? Couldn't open console
>  ?. This happens also when I try to start it as root (/dev/console is rw for
>  root only). The DISPLAY variable is set to ':0.0', and all error/printf
>  messagesd from my programs appear on the console, as I can see when switching
>  back with ctrl+alt+F1.

>  What is it that I haven't understood here ?
>  Thanks for your tips .

I had the same problem. And to be truthful I don't completely remember the
fix. I may have recreated the /dev/console with  /dev/MAKEDEV console

Look to see if /dev/console is a symbolic link to another device.

I changed the permissions to rw for Group & Other as I don't use X as root
and wanted my account/user to be able to use xconsole.

I cant think of what else I might have done other then the above.

Good Luck,

- Justin

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xconsole 'Couldn't open console'

Post by Fran?ois » Sun, 31 Dec 1899 09:00:00



>> Hi,

>>  I hope somebody can give me a pointer to a how to or something for xconsole.
>>  Trying to start xconsole I invariably get the message ? Couldn't open console
>>  ?. This happens also when I try to start it as root (/dev/console is rw for
>>  root only). The DISPLAY variable is set to ':0.0', and all error/printf
>>  messagesd from my programs appear on the console, as I can see when switching
>>  back with ctrl+alt+F1.

>>  What is it that I haven't understood here ?
>>  Thanks for your tips .

On my debian, I have another device : /dev/xconsole, then I use the command :
        xconsole -file /dev/xconsole
Perhaps, have you the same device ...

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xconsole 'Couldn't open console'

Post by John Stran » Sun, 31 Dec 1899 09:00:00


Here is my fix

        cd /dev
        chmod +rw /dev/tty0
        rm /dev/console
        ln -s /dev/tty0 /dev/console
        cd

: Hi,

:  I hope somebody can give me a pointer to a how to or something for xconsole.
:  Trying to start xconsole I invariably get the message ? Couldn't open console
:  ?. This happens also when I try to start it as root (/dev/console is rw for
:  root only). The DISPLAY variable is set to ':0.0', and all error/printf
:  messagesd from my programs appear on the console, as I can see when switching
:  back with ctrl+alt+F1.
:      
:  What is it that I haven't understood here ?
:  Thanks for your tips .
:  
:  Armand

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: email: armand(double u)(at)xs(four)all(dot)nl

: -----------------????????????????????-------------------
: - Stop the execution of Mumia Abu-Jamal!!              -
: - Copy these 3 sentences to your own sig.              -
: - http://www.xs4all.nl/~tank/spg-l/sigaction.htm       -
: -----------------????????????????????-------------------

: http://mojo.calyx.net/~refuse/mumia/index.html

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