Mark Ovens wrote:
If I put this in ~/.xinitrc

exec startkde  > /dev/console 2>&1

to redirect messages to the console in order to read them in xconsole, X starts and immediately exits with the error:

/home/mark/.xinitrc: cannot create /dev/console: permission denied

I've uncommented this line in /etc/fbtab:

/dev/ttyv0      0600    /dev/console

Duh! Seems you have to reboot for the changes to /etc/fbtab to take effect. It's been that long since I set it up that I'd forgotten.

Sorry for the noise folks.


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