Cygwin/X

X Windows - on Windows!

Reporting X server crashes

Useful backtraces will help identify where and why the crash is occurring, which will help us fix the bug.

Automatically reporting crashes

This should automatically start a crash reporter, which will generate and upload a minidump file containing information about the crash.

In some cases, this doesn't work (for reasons still under investigation), in which case see the following section.

Manually producing a crash backtrace

To generate a useful backtrace, you will need debugging symbols for the X server.

Preparation


Generating a backtrace when some specific action is making the X server crash (automatically)


Generating a backtrace when some specific action is making the X server crash (manually)


Generating a backtrace when the X server is crashing at startup


Generating a backtrace when the X server is crashing at startup (alternative approach using JIT debugging)


Please attach the output from gdb, in addition to your /var/log/xwin/XWin.0.log, to your problem report.

Cleaning up


Preparation (alternative approach)


Alternatively, X server snapshots are built with debugging symbols included. You can install an X server snapshot with the following steps:

To remove the X server snapshot, use setup to reinstall the xorg-server package

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