abrt-dump-journal-xorg man page

abrt-dump-journal-xorg ā€” Extract Xorg crashes from systemd-journal


abrt-dump-journal-xorg [-vsoxtf] [-e]/[-c CURSOR] [-d DIR]/[-D] [-j FILTER]


This tool creates problem directory from Xorg crash extracted from systemd-journal. The tool can follow systemd-journal and extract Xorg crashes in time of their occurrence.

The following start from the last seen cursor. If the last seen cursor file does not exist, the following start by scanning the entire sytemd-journal or from the end if -e option is specified.

Journal filter is required parameter and must be specified either by parameter -j or in xorg.conf conf file.



State file where systemd-journal cursor to the last seen message is saved.

Configuration file

The conf file is located in /etc/abrt/plugins/xorg.conf. Configuration file lines should have PARAM = VALUE format. The parameters for abrt-dump-journal-xorg are:


Specify list of comma separated filters which are used for searching Xorg crashes in journal (e.g. JournalFilters = _COMM=gdm-x-session, [...])


-v, --verbose

Be more verbose. Can be given multiple times.


Log to syslog


Print found Xorg crashes on standard output

-d DIR

Create new problem directory in DIR for every Xorg crash found


Same as -d DumpLocation, DumpLocation is specified in abrt.conf


Starts scanning systemd-journal from CURSOR


Starts following systemd-journal from the end


Make the problem directory world readable. Usable only with -d/-D


Throttle problem directory creation to 1 per second


Follow systemd-journal


Set journal filter (may be given many times)

See Also

abrt.conf(5), journalctl(1)