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dasPaul
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2015 8:57 am    Post subject: systemlog as desktop background (kde) Reply with quote

Hi there
I would like to have an nice little tty12 syslog window on my kde desktop but always in background and non selectable and autostarted with kde session. I dont need transparency.

My first approach was to use this command to create and position the window:
Code:

kstart5 --type "Dock" xterm -fg LightYellow4 -geometry 110x10+1000+920 -e "tail -n 10 -f /var/log/messages"

But I cant get the window always below and non selectable.

I know I could use the window-properties menu to create a rule but I dont know how to match the window rule to only this xterm with tail instead of all new xterm windows.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2015 5:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i use x11-terms/root-tail for just that; it works alright with kde-3.5.
you can also display logs via ssh;
for this i put an icon on my dt which exectues the following (BUT the user has to have passwordless root-access via ssh):
Code:
ssh root@orbb 'tail -f -n35 /var/log/servermsgs' | root-tail -g 600x620+20+0 -,red

GOOD LUCK!
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2015 11:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you, that was exactly what I was looking for but root-tail doesnt seem to work good with kde>3.5?. I emerged it with and without kde flag. I am on kde 5.4.2 and when I run root-tail it shows up but immediately disappears as I hover with my mouse over any workspace element like starters.
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