Console.app is empty

Discussion in 'macOS Sierra (10.12)' started by laz232, Oct 24, 2016.

  1. laz232 macrumors 6502

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    #1
    Console used to show a lot of info.
    Now when I select my Device (macbook) and All Messages there is nothing being shown, even when opening apps.
    Am running as user:staff.

    Permissions problems?
     
  2. laz232 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Could anyone open console as a normal (non-admin) user and tell me if they see messages under "Macbook" (first item top left)?

    I only see messages when I am logged in under Admin and sudo Console.

    Googling has not turned up anything.
     
  3. laz232 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Bump. Could anyone open up console as a non-admin user and check this?
     
  4. zaxxon72 macrumors member

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    Yes, I concur. Now I know why I was puzzled not to see ANYTHING in my console: I was logged in non-admin.
    Under the admin-user, console.app is quite chatty.
     
  5. alexclst macrumors member

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    I noticed this too, and as a developer sent in a bug report about it that got marked as a duplicate. Unfortunately this wasn't fixed in 10.12.1, so we'll see if a future update fixes this. I do think it is a legitimate bug because if you use "log stream" in Terminal as a non-admin you get the expected stream of log messages as we did under El Capitan and earlier. This is also a functional workaround until Console is fixed.
     
  6. laz232 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Great thanks for the input guys! because I felt really dumb trying to explain this on the developer bug reporter if it was user error...
    --- Post Merged, Nov 1, 2016 ---

    Out of interest - a bug I've logged with Apple Developers is that I am unable to rename file in Preview.app (clicking on the title bar of Preview, I can edit filename, but it doesn't get saved) - this is also the account with and empty Console.

    Anyone else unable to rename the file through the Preview.app title bar?

    FWIW I did an upgrade from Yosemite...
     
  7. zaxxon72 macrumors member

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    if ( your non-admin user can sudo ) {
    //the following will open a chatty console
    sudo /Applications/Utilities/Console.app/Contents/MacOS/Console
    }
     

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