[SOLVED] Re: Debugging X with GDB

Bernie Innocenti bernie at codewiz.org
Mon Jan 11 12:26:26 PST 2010

On Mon, 2010-01-11 at 16:26 +0200, Jonathan Morton wrote:

> A good trick might be to run X+gdb via SSH or a serial console.  This
> is then immune to VT switching semantics.

This is how I'm currently debugging, but X unconditionally cripples the
console even if it's a pty.


Wait, I've found a workaround! There's a specific option:

  -keeptty         don't detach controlling tty (for debugging only)

That's cool, but I guess we should document it very prominently in the


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