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PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2016 10:32 am    Post subject: sysklogd: /dev/xconsole: No such file or directory Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2016 5:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok, xconsole is an old/ancient X11 application that is like a console that you can dump text to.
Normally /dev/xconsole is a named pipe that the xconsole application will read, and sysklogd will dump text to this named pipe.
You'll have to hack your config files if you're not using this setup. As I don't use this, I have no idea how this is set up, probably in /etc/syslog.conf there's an "xconsole" somewhere that you should rename...

Or you can go old school and set up an xconsole...
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 5:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is it too late for a reply? On a long ago subject matter...

This very basic but is the purpose of having such named pipes for tools like the system logging capabilities. I'm using it right now and it's really pretty good.

I think it beats having to switch terminals to see the output to another console.

Code:
mkfifo /dev/xconsole


Then simply make sure the section of your syslog.conf file are uncommented, and then restart the daemon for that process (sysklogd)

If you've already opened up a console window, pointed at the pipe with,

Code:
$ xconsole -file /dev/xconsole


then you should have immediate logging to the output of the xconsole. Happy logging...thanks by the way when I came across this old post it helped me to discover the need for the pipe when creating the xconsole in this case.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2018 2:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello,

Although I followed LIsLinuxIsSogood his instructions, I still get the following error messages:

Code:
syslogd: unknown priority name
syslogd: /dev/xconsole : no such file or directory


It mainly appears when I am working in the console and do not have X11 and KDE active.

Does anyone have an idea how I can solve this?
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2018 4:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

/etc/syslog.conf:
Code:

#daemon.*;mail.*;\
#       news.err;\
#       *.=debug;*.=info;\
#       *.=notice;*.=warn       |/dev/xconsole


I always comment out some lines from syslog.conf, might be those.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2018 5:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello P.Kosunen

Here is a part of my /etd/syslog.conf
Code:
# The named pipe /dev/xconsole is for the `xconsole' utility.  To use it,
# you must invoke `xconsole' with the `-file' option:
#
#    $ xconsole -file /dev/xconsole [...] original
$ xconsole -file /dev/xconsole
#
# NOTE: adjust the list below, or you'll go crazy if you have a reasonably
#      busy site..
#
daemon.*;mail.*;\
        news.err;\
        *.=debug;*.=info;\
        *.=notice;*.=warn       |/dev/xconsole


It is almost the original configuration after installing syslogd. The only changes are according to LIsLinuxIsSogood his instructions.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have commented following lines out:

Code:
$ xconsole -file /dev/xconsole


and

Code:

daemon.*;mail.*;\
        news.err;\
        *.=debug;*.=info;\
        *.=notice;*.=warn       |/dev/xconsole


If I understand it correctly the messages will be sent to /dev/xconsole anymore.
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