[xubuntu-users] How to get the right information about a "crash"

Willem Hobers whobers at gmail.com
Mon Jul 24 17:24:28 UTC 2017

Thank you for this very useful information.

Unfortunately I read and answered your previous emails first :-(

As you suggested I tried to google :

/var/log/Xorg.1.log:[  1478.948] (EE) /dev/dri/card0: failed to set DRM interface version 1.4: Permission denied

but did not find something that I seemed useful to me (partly because I 
did not quite understand everything that was reported in those reports).

Launchpad does give some results[1], but I don't know which is the right 
one for my case.

Is there anything I can do, to prevent this crash from occurring again?

Thank you,



Op 17-07-17 om 23:14 schreef Ralf Mardorf:
> I should explain the command I mentioned.
> There are Xorg log files in /var/log.
>    [weremouse at moonstudio ~]$ ls -hl /var/log/Xorg*
>    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 599 Jul 17 22:58 /var/log/Xorg.0.log
>    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 599 Jul 17 22:58 /var/log/Xorg.0.log.old
>    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 29K Sep 10  2015 /var/log/Xorg.1.log
>    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 29K Sep  9  2015 /var/log/Xorg.1.log.old
>    [weremouse at moonstudio ~]$ man grep | grep DESCRIPTION -A1
>           grep searches the named input FILEs for lines containing a match
>           to the given PATTERN. [snip]
> The "EE" is more or less unique for Xorg log files and a starting point
> to find errors in those log files. IOW
>    grep EE /var/log/Xorg*log*
> does search for entries containing "EE" in all Xorg log files, since
> the asterisks are wildcards.
>    grep EE /var/log/Xorg*log* > /tmp/xorglog.txt
> ">" redirects the standard output to a file.
> Before you post the output, read it, even if you shouldn't understand it.
> 1. A log file could contain private data.
>     Unlikely a Xorg log file contains such data, but...
> 2. ...you could google possible error messages and find hints, how to
>     solve the issue.

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