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Old 02-03-2005, 02:37 AM   #1
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Where are the X Windows System error logs located?


I'm trying to troubleshoot a problem with the X windows system and am not sure where to find the log files for X. When I attempt to startx, I can briefly see that all-too-familiar error message being spit out before the screen goes completely black (although there is a video signal) and I can't do anything at all -- no Alt F2, no CTRL-ALT-BKSP, no CTRL-ALT-DEL, nothing.

So, does anyone know where I can find the logs, and if so, will they contain the crash information by default, or is that something that needs to be enabled beforehand? I'm using SuSE 9.2 Pro with KDE.

Thanks!
 
Old 02-03-2005, 03:09 AM   #2
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All log files should be in /var/log/
Code:
leon@leon-fyg:~$ ll /var/log/ | grep -i xorg
-rw-r--r--  1 root users  34K Feb  3 09:46 Xorg.0.log
-rw-r--r--  1 root users  34K Feb  3 00:35 Xorg.0.log.old
leon@leon-fyg:~$
Yes, it wil probably give you a clue as to what is misconfigured in /etc/X11/xorg.conf

Cheers, Leon.

Last edited by BroX; 02-03-2005 at 03:11 AM.
 
Old 02-03-2005, 03:10 AM   #3
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these system logs should be in::

/var/log/
 
Old 02-03-2005, 07:09 AM   #4
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Okay... thanks guys.

However, what is the difference between xorg.conf, XF86Config, and XF86Config-4?
 
Old 02-03-2005, 07:35 AM   #5
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XF86Conifig and XF86Config-4 are the same, just depends which name is used by your setup. Xorg is now the standard, it's a fork of XFree86 because of some licinsing thing... don't know the details.
 
  


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