Terminal crashing

Curt Tresenriter ctres at grics.net
Mon Nov 3 18:53:53 UTC 2014

On Mon, 3 Nov 2014 08:55:29 +0200
Marius Gedminas <marius at pov.lt> wrote:

> Which logs did you check?

I'm not finding the log viewer I'm familiar with from previous Ubuntu
versions and searching "logs" only show System Logs.

> dmesg is copied to /var/log/kern.log.
> If gnome-terminal segfaulted, you should see something there, like
>   kernel: [39907.055358] gedit[25493]: segfault at 0 ip
> (null) sp 00007fff2773f088 error 14 in gedit[400000+2000]

/var/log/kernel.log.1 shows no mention of gedit but shouldn't I be
looking for nautilus instead?

> If it closed because of an X protocol error, perhaps you can find
> something relevant in ~/.cache/upstart/*.log

Had a look but nothing stands out.

> Enable apport in /etc/default/apport, reproduce the crash, look at the
> apport error, look at the stack trace.  Install apport-retrace: this
> will add an extra button to Apport's dialog that will let you run gdb
> with debug symbols on the core file of the crash.

I've just re-booted, the screen showed and option to try and Fix an
error or Skip it by pressing either F or S.
I pressed F and the terminal seems to be working normally.
> Do any other applications crash randomly?  

No other apps have crashed.
> Marius Gedminas

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