The Console is a special Command Tool window that is used to display error and system messages for the SunOS operating system, the OpenWindows environment, and some applications. You can recognize a Console window by the term (CONSOLE) in the Command Tool header.
If you do not have a Console window, messages are displayed in large type at the bottom of the screen. To clear such messages, choose Refresh from the Workspace menu. Always have one (and only one) Console window running. If you have more than one Console window running, messages are displayed in the most recently opened Console window. You may miss important system messages if you have more than one Console window running and do not look for messages in the newest one, or if you have opened a new Console window and then quit the most recently opened one.