Why don't console message appear in my ``console'' window?

Why don't console message appear in my ``console'' window?

Post by Ronald F. Guilmet » Wed, 22 Nov 1995 04:00:00

The subject line says it all.

I have noticed that after I start up X, I never see any system message,
(e.g. the messages generated by calls to kprint within the kernel).

Is there a way to fix this?

(I see that my system has a file called /dev/console, and I _can_ write
to it and I will see anything which I can written to it in my X console
window, but what about those kernel messages?)

P.S.  I am running kernel 1.2.13 and Xfree 3.1.1.

-- Ron Guilmette, Roseville, CA -------- Infinite Monkeys & Co. ------------



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