xorg logging / turning off bulletproof x?

sktsee sktsee at tulsaconnect.com
Wed Oct 10 17:12:09 UTC 2007

On Wed, 2007-10-10 at 09:08 -0700, Matt Price wrote:
> hi,
> I'm having a problem with xorg right now, as of my most recent gutsy
> update (last night) -- i can't load xorg using the nvidia module (see my
> bug report  https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/151213 ).  
> In trying to diagnose it, I'm having trouble finding the xorg log from
> the unsuccsessful attempt made with nvidia; and instead of the old,
> user-unfriendly but informative text message that gdm gave when x
> failed, I get the graphical bulletproof x screen suggesting i start x
> with the vesa module in 800x600 mode.  Since I need the detailed xserver
> log to diagnose my problem, i'm wondering if there's any way for me to
> turn off the failsafe x, & grab my logging infor from the screen.  

X always saves the log of its previous start as /var/log/X.0.log.old.
Unless this behavior has changed in gutsy, X.0.log.old should be a log
of X's initial failed start with X.0.log being a log of the
bulletproofX's successful start.

Also, I believe you can modify /etc/gdm/gdm.conf to change whether or
not gdm restarts X in failsafe mode.

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