Monitoring kernel messages?

Allard Welter allard at
Sat Jun 3 04:39:53 PDT 2006

On Saturday 03 June 2006 06:20, John Gay wrote:
> Back in ancient times, when I was running Debian, they used to have a
> minimal term that kept a running tab on kernel messages on the
> desktop.
> Does anyone know how I could emulate that now? It was nice seeing
> things pop-up in it, especially when something didn't do what it was
> told.

Risking sounding daft here, but wouldn't 'tail -f /var/log/whatever.log' 
achieve what you require?


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