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Bug 7692 - User unable to use xconsole
Summary: User unable to use xconsole
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: console-tools
Version: 6.1
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bernhard Rosenkraenzer
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 1999-12-08 23:24 UTC by ray
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2000-02-03 23:45:47 UTC

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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

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.

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