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    Default error messages flash by - how to slow them down?

    I have a number of applications (Evolution, Openoffice Writer & Calc, Firefox) that are popping up an error message when I close them, but the window snaps closed before I can read the message. The applications run fine as far as I can tell. I'm looking for suggestions on how to slow or pause the error message so I can figure out what's going on.

    (11.2, Gnome)
    Thanks in Advance

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    Default Re: error messages flash by - how to slow them down?

    I'm thinking keyboard pause button.
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    Default Re: error messages flash by - how to slow them down?

    sbeyerkc adjusted his/her AFDB on Tue 9 November 2010 00:06 to write:

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    > I have a number of applications (Evolution, Openoffice Writer & Calc,
    > Firefox) that are popping up an error message when I close them, but the
    > window snaps closed before I can read the message. The applications run
    > fine as far as I can tell. I'm looking for suggestions on how to slow
    > or pause the error message so I can figure out what's going on.
    >
    > (11.2, Gnome)
    > Thanks in Advance
    >
    >


    Anything in the log files?

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    Default Re: error messages flash by - how to slow them down?

    On 2010-11-09 01:06, sbeyerkc wrote:

    > fine as far as I can tell. I'm looking for suggestions on how to slow
    > or pause the error message so I can figure out what's going on.


    Start them from an xterm, they should write something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tararpharazon View Post
    I'm thinking keyboard pause button.
    Shoulda said that was the first thing I tried - doesn't work. Timing is kind of tricky too as the windows comes and go very fast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by baskitcaise View Post
    Anything in the log files?

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    I don't know how to check log files - I'll look into it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robin_listas View Post
    Start them from an xterm, they should write something.

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    Not familiar with xterm (and obviously not a lot of suse experience on my part). Is that the same as terminal?

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    Default Re: error messages flash by - how to slow them down?

    sbeyerkc wrote:

    > Is that the same as terminal?


    yes, open a terminal (one way to do that is hold down Alt and press
    F2, then type xterm and press enter) and start the application from
    there, like just type "firefox"...and see if it complains when opened,
    and then again when shutdown...if it does, copy paste that back to here..

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    Default Re: error messages flash by - how to slow them down?

    Actually starting the progams from a terminal session is probably the best way to capture the messages.
    Usually a program can be started in the terminal something like
    Code:
    ## for evolution
    :-> /usr/bin/evolution
    
    :-> /usr/bin/oowriter
    
    :-> /usr/bin/oocalc
    
    :-> /usr/bin/firefox
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    Default Re: error messages flash by - how to slow them down?

    On 2010-11-09 21:06, sbeyerkc wrote:

    > Not familiar with xterm (and obviously not a lot of suse experience on
    > my part). Is that the same as terminal?


    konsole, gnome-terminal, xterm, mlterm...etc. choose one.

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