Console problem

Mertens, Bram mertensb at
Wed Jan 28 16:49:23 UTC 2009

Probably a bit late for you but perhaps useful as a reference for
others/future occasions.

If I'm not mistaken switching to another console should solve this,
messages are by default logged to the first console.




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> Sent: maandag 26 januari 2009 16:08
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> Subject: Console problem
> Ok, I come in a few minutes ago, and go to log into one server. Um,
> nope, no response to putty. So I pull up a VMware infrastructure
> client, which gets me to a real console... and a problem I've seen
> before: I want to log in, but as I try, the console log overwrites
> *everything*, and apparently interferes with my login. Is there any
> "easy" way to actually log in, without, say, rebooting?
>    mark
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