The Console is the small window that normally appears in the upper left corner of the workspace when you start up the OpenWindows software. Its primary use is to display messages from your system and server. You can only have one Console running, and you should keep it open at all times for important messages. Figure 18-5 shows the Console window.
If you do not have a Console, you can open one by choosing Workspace Utilities Console.
When the Console appears, resize it so that it is just large enough to print about four or five message lines, and move it to one corner of your screen.
You can scroll up and down through the messages that appear in your Console by placing the pointer on one of the scrollbar arrows (up or down) and clicking SELECT.