Xorg crashes detected by ABRT

Jakub Filak jfilak at redhat.com
Thu Oct 23 06:54:38 UTC 2014

Hi folks,

I ported the ABRT kernel oops detector to journald some time ago, because of
NoDefaultSyslog change.

I wanted to do the same with the ABRT Xorg stack trace detector (just because I
do not like the current implementation and it is possible now [2]), but
I am not able to trigger the Xorg's stack trace dumper. I tried a couple of
signals, but all my efforts led to a core dump file caught by the ABRT core
dump hook.

I thought I have the 'NoTrapSignals' option set to 'true', but 'grep
NoTrapSignals -r /etc/ /usr/share/X11/' returns no results.

Does Xorg handle the fatal signals on its own (it seems it does [3])?
If so, how can I trigger it?

Otherwise, I would love to remove the ABRT Xorg stack trace detector from


1: http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Changes/NoDefaultSyslog
2: http://who-t.blogspot.cz/2014/03/viewing-xorglog-with-journalctl.html
3: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1035508#c1

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