Bug 5486 - Session logs are split between the journal and xinit.log
Summary: Session logs are split between the journal and xinit.log
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: ThinLinc
Classification: Unclassified
Component: VSM Agent (show other bugs)
Version: pre-1.0
Hardware: PC Unknown
: P2 Normal
Target Milestone: MediumPrio
Assignee: Bugzilla mail exporter
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Reported: 2015-04-07 11:03 CEST by Pierre Ossman
Modified: 2023-07-11 09:28 CEST (History)
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Description Pierre Ossman cendio 2015-04-07 11:03:32 CEST
Modern Linux distribution pipe the stderr output of applications to journald instead of ~/.xsession-errors. We should consider doing the same, possibly as an option, possibly by default.
Comment 1 Pierre Ossman cendio 2015-04-20 16:14:18 CEST
This is the commit for GDM that does this:

Comment 2 Pierre Ossman cendio 2021-10-14 16:01:49 CEST
It is becoming very common that desktop environments or applications log to the journal directly themselves, which means that we already have to ask for output from the journal to get the complete picture.

So this issue is getting more important so we can have all logging in the same place.

For added convenience, we should log the logind session id somewhere, making it easier to filter out the relevant log data.

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