SUMMARY: CDE console redirection

Mariel Feder (
Wed, 18 Feb 1998 14:05:59 -0800


When I start CDE from dtlogin, the console window works OK.
When I login from the command line, and start CDE running
xinit /usr/dt/bin/Xsession &
the console is not recognized, and all the console output goes to the
of the screen, destroying the display (I have to do a refresh to see it

The console I had, was the one opened from the CDE popup menu.
I was suggested to start it using a command line
xterm -C &

When I try to do this, I can see the following error:
xterm: console rederiction failed

An xterm is open but it still doesn't work as the console.


A big THANKS to Eugene Kramer <> and
K. Ravi <>
for their accurate and prompt answer.

The problem was that if starting the Xsession in the background,
the console returns to the command prompt, and can't be
What I had to do was to start CDE with the command:
xinit /usr/dt/bin/Xsession (withouth the &).

Thanks for your help bodys,


Mariel Feder - I.T. Consultant

Phone: (63) (2) 632.8862 / 632.8977 Fax: (63) (2) 632.8868

Meralco Electric Company Distributed Information Technology Team Manila - Philippines