Console problem

m.roth2006 at m.roth2006 at
Wed Jan 28 17:37:56 UTC 2009


>Date: Wed, 28 Jan 2009 17:49:23 +0100
>From: "Mertens, Bram" <mertensb at>  
>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.

Unfortunately, that's not the case. <alt-F2> start to log in, console logs. Ditto with *all* the others....

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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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