Bug 8671 - X messages go to console
Summary: X messages go to console
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: initscripts
Version: 6.2
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bernhard Rosenkraenzer
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Reported: 2000-01-20 18:41 UTC by Tim Waugh
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2000-10-17 10:37:29 UTC

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Description Tim Waugh 2000-01-20 18:41:04 UTC
Instead of cluttering up tty1 with X messages, why not redirect its output to a file in /tmp?

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2000-02-01 20:32:59 UTC
? Where are you getting X messages from - startx?

Comment 2 Tim Waugh 2000-02-02 09:51:59 UTC
Er.. no, I thought it was happening in runlevel 5.  I can't seem to reproduce it
now.  Must have imagined it..(!)

Comment 3 Tim Waugh 2000-02-02 11:18:59 UTC
Aha, found it.  If you install a KDE workstation, X messages go to tty1.  kdm
problem I guess.

Comment 4 Tim Waugh 2000-02-21 13:19:59 UTC
This still happens in piglet-0220.

Comment 5 Tim Waugh 2000-02-28 21:47:59 UTC
This still happens in piglet-0228.

Comment 6 Preston Brown 2000-05-05 17:35:59 UTC
tim: which X messages are these: the startup information from X, or other

Comment 7 Tim Waugh 2000-05-15 11:00:59 UTC
Startup from X.  It only seems to affect my home machine (a 486), so perhaps
there's a timing issue.

Comment 8 Gerald Teschl 2000-08-24 10:05:40 UTC
Also happens on my PII 330.
Possible solution:
--- /etc/X11/prefdm.orig        Thu Aug 24 12:01:24 2000
+++ /etc/X11/prefdm     Thu Aug 24 12:03:46 2000
@@ -36,6 +36,6 @@
 if [ -n "$preferred" ] && which $preferred >/dev/null 2>&1; then
-       exec `which $preferred` $*
+       exec `which $preferred` $* &> /var/log/xdm.log
 exit 1

Comment 9 Tim Waugh 2000-10-04 20:12:10 UTC
I think notting may have incorporated this patch (or one like it).

Comment 10 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 2000-10-17 10:53:07 UTC
7.0 redirects output of *dm to /dev/null (Yes, I'd prefer /var/log/something,

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