Terminal crashing

Marius Gedminas marius at pov.lt
Tue Nov 4 07:06:56 UTC 2014

On Mon, Nov 03, 2014 at 12:53:53PM -0600, Curt Tresenriter wrote:
> 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?

I thought we were talking about *Terminal* crashes?  You should be
looking for gnome-terminal-server (possibly truncated, because the
kernel pays attention to the first 14 or so characters of the process

I pasted an example of a gedit crash because that's what I had in my own

> > 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

Marius Gedminas
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