[CentOS] Frequent Gnome Terminal crashes in CentOS 5.1

Fri May 30 00:58:14 UTC 2008
Filipe Brandenburger <filbranden at gmail.com>

On Thu, May 29, 2008 at 3:14 PM, Alfred von Campe <alfred at von-campe.com> wrote:
>  write(2, "The program \'gnome-terminal\' rec"..., 592) = 592

This looks interesting, but unfortunately you cut the message too
short to know what it was saying... You might find it in
/var/log/Xorg.0.log, but I wouldn't bet on that.

> Is there a better way than strace to get some information on this crash?

strace seems fine, just use some options to enhance the output you get:
-s 1024: take 1024 bytes for every string. This wouldn't have cut that one short
-tt: if you want timestamps
-f: to follow forked processes

I almost always call strace like this:

$ strace -f -tt -s 1024 -o /tmp/strace_PROCESSNAME.$$ PIDOFTHEPROCESS

Try to do it again and you might find out what gnome-terminal was
trying to tell you.