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Bug 7692

Summary: User unable to use xconsole
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: ray
Component: console-toolsAssignee: Bernhard Rosenkraenzer <bero>
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Description ray 1999-12-08 23:24:15 UTC
Only root can run xconsole.

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

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 23:45:59 UTC
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.