> > Yes, this is the case. I have also encountered this 'problem' -- the
> > written away is 0 bytes and an error message is only printed on the
> > which is not good when running under XWindows since one doesn't bother
> > looking at the console output and thus has no way of knowing the file
> > actually not saved.
> >
> I know it's just a matter of personal taste, but I personally like the
> "xconsole" program...just have it there around in a corner of your
> Another trick can be to use a totally transparent ETerm that does a
tail -f
> /var/log/messages , so you'll have the messages appearing right in your
> window...
> Of course, that means you want to look at all the messages your system
> to "you" ; which is in my sense not a bad habit...

You have a point here... I just wasn't aware that there was a way to make
the console message appear in XWindows and that you don't have to Alt-F1
everytime to read them. [I tried the xconsole program but no messages
appeared there while I did get messages on the Alt-F1 screen, am I doing
something wrong?]

But that doesn't take away the fact that writing away a 0 byte Lyx file
could be warned about in Lyx itself. I don't want to blow this whole thing
up but Lyx is so great because even a newbie can use it; newbies however,
mostly aren't aware of "tail -f /var/log/messages" commands... (as the
situation described by Ingo Kloecker illustrated)

Natal VC

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