Can someone instruct me on how to route 'user' facility messages such
as a simple error message generated when executing a non-existent
application in X?
I have edited my syslog.conf in almost every imaginable configuration,
buy can only get selected output (such as ppp and other system level
messages) to my xterm console (xterm -C ...) output.
This is clearly a routing problem, as these messages do go to the root
console that X was started from (I see them once I exit X [I run X with
Perhaps these aren't system level messages and can't be routed with
How can one determine what part of the system is generating these
Once I determine this, perhaps then I can figure how to route them in X.
Perhaps the runlevel is relevant... the following is an excerpt of my
# Runlevel 4 used to be for an X-window only system, until we discovered
# that it throws init into a loop that keeps your load avg at least 1
# the time. Thus, there is now one getty opened on tty6. Hopefully no
# will notice. ;^)
# It might not be bad to have one text console anyway, in case something
# happens to X.
# End of /etc/inittab
Not sure whether my /dev/tty's are pertinent but here's what they look
like when I am running X:
lrwxrwxrwx 1 cahill users 4 May 16 09:49 console -> tty0
crw--w--w- 1 cahill users 4, 0 May 16 09:49 tty0
crwx-w---- 1 cahill tty 4, 1 May 16 09:49 tty1
crw-rw-rw- 1 cahill users 4, 7 May 16 09:49 tty7
crw-rw-rw- 1 cahill users 4, 8 May 16 08:37 tty8
crwx-w---- 1 cahill tty 3, 0 May 16 09:49 ttyp0
crwx-w---- 1 cahill tty 3, 1 May 16 09:49 ttyp1
crwx-w--w- 1 cahill users 3, 2 May 16 09:49 ttyp2
crwx-w--w- 1 cahill users 3, 3 May 16 09:49 ttyp3
crwx-w---- 1 cahill tty 3, 6 May 16 09:52 ttyp6
crwx-w---- 1 cahill tty 3, 7 May 16 10:25 ttyp7
crwx-w---- 1 cahill tty 3, 8 May 16 10:36 ttyp8
crwx-w---- 1 cahill tty 3, 9 May 16 11:44 ttyp9
The xterm console is started from the following line in my
toolwait /usr/bin/X11/xterm -C -T "XT_Console (shicho)" -sb -sl 500 -j
-ls -fn 7x14 -geom 85x8+655+876
Is an 'xconsole' needed for what I am trying to do?
Below is my current, syslog.conf with some of the entries I have
tried, commented out:
# For info about the format of this file, see "man syslog.conf" (the BSD
# page), and /usr/doc/sysklogd/README.linux.
# NOTE: YOU HAVE TO USE TABS HERE - NOT SPACES.
# I don't know why.
# This might work instead to log on a remote host:
BTW I have man pages on "syslog.conf" and "syslog" but a "man 8 syslogd"
tells me there is no entry for syslogd!
I know there must be something simple I am overlooking.