Re: (Feature Idea) Failed Menu Command Dialog

Martin DiViaio (martindiviaio@erols.com)
Tue, 05 Jan 1999 10:40:04 -0500


Randall Hopper wrote:
> 
> katchomko@seatac.net:
>  |On  4 Jan, Randall Hopper wrote:
>  |
>  |>      One thing that would be a good add to AfterStep is an X Dialog that
>  |> pops up when an Exec command fails.  For example something like the
>  |> following:
>  |>
>  |>             Command Failed:  "netscape4 -geometry +0+0"
>  |>
>  |
>  | Ctrl-Alt-F<virtual terminal # that you launched X from> logs stderr
>  | messages.
> 
> That is probably the case on FreeBSD or Linux with XFree86, but of course
> not on other boxes like my SGI here at work.  Stock X boxes like this are
> set up with xdm where there is no text console you can switch to.
> 
>  | messages. If something seems not to be working, that's what I look at
>  | first. I also have an entry on my startmenu that launches an xterm
>  | with a script that is basically:
>  |  tail /var/log/messages
> 
> Oh, so afterstep uses syslog.  That's good to know.  So I'd guess
> /dev/console output depends on the setting of syslog.conf.
> 
> Thanks for the syslog tip.  That will be useful in the absense of an
> Afterstep error dialog.  (A dialog would sure be nice though.)
> 

Just out of curiousity: If afterstep uses syslog then what is the file
.AfterStep-errors for?


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