Bug 7692 - User unable to use xconsole
User unable to use xconsole
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: console-tools (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Bernhard Rosenkraenzer
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Reported: 1999-12-08 18:24 EST by ray
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-02-03 18:45:47 EST
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Description ray 1999-12-08 18:24:15 EST
Only root can run xconsole.

Other users get "Couldn't open console" in the xconsole window and no

ppp.txt recommends using xconsole to display daemon messages.  It is very
handy for watch the login progress, or lack there of.
Comment 1 Elliot Lee 2000-02-03 18:45:59 EST
Configuration issue - you have to be able to read from the device, and most
likely /dev/console is only readable by root. You can pass alternate
files/devices to xconsole with the -file option.

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