I looked at https://github.com/Guake/guake and there doesn't seem to be a way to troubleshoot why guake crashes. At times it would run for over 2-3 days and then suddenly it stops. Is there a way to know why it is crashing. If there is, please share with me. The way guake is configured atm is that the moment a MATE session starts, guake starts and from it I spawn the browser and whatever other utilities I need. When it crashes other utilities break down.

  • What does strace or sysdig show it doing? – thrig Mar 13 '17 at 18:09
  • @thrig - I'll try it the next time it crashes, it simply would be ` $ strace guake` and $ sysdig guake` or how do I use that on another terminal ? – shirish Mar 14 '17 at 13:56
  • strace -p $THE_PID_OF_GUAKE possibly with some -o output file options, possibly with some -ff options. Also this will make guake hilariously slow, consider also sysdig. – thrig Mar 14 '17 at 14:13
  • @thrig, I haven't used strace so would this be correct strace -p $PID_OF_GUAKE -ff -o guake-strace.txt as an example of the command ? I looked at the manpage of sysdig too but wasn't able to figure out much. – shirish Mar 14 '17 at 18:23

The basic approach of running a program from CLI to see its output applies to guake too.

Kill your guake session, then simply start it again from a shell.

  • I have updated my query. – shirish Mar 14 '17 at 13:54

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