The last Xorg.0.log file I have is from Dec 1, 2017 in /var/log/ I'm on Archlinux using i3wm.

-rw-r--r--  1 root xtian            36K Dec  1  2017 Xorg.0.log
-rw-r--r--  1 root xtian            34K Nov  9  2017 Xorg.0.log.bak
-rw-r--r--  1 root xtian            37K Nov 29  2017 Xorg.0.log.old
-rw-r--r--  1 root bumblebee        13K Nov 22  2017 Xorg.8.log
-rw-r--r--  1 root bumblebee        13K Nov 13  2017 Xorg.8.log.bak
-rw-r--r--  1 root bumblebee        13K Nov 18  2017 Xorg.8.log.old
  • dmesg doesn't have any instance of Xorg.0.log
  • journalctl has a record of me moving Xorg.0.log to the .bak file in Nov, but that's about it.

This was a new install in September 2017(?) on Lenovo W541. This laptop has Nvidia and built in Intel graphics, and I was having a lot of trouble with backlight that was too bright using Nvidia. I'm using only the Intel.

Troubleshooting a Multihead setup, I just noticed today that Xorg.o.log hasn't been written since last year.

How do I go about troubleshooting this to get the log file back in order?


As per the Arch Wiki, your log is in $HOME/.local/share/xorg/:

If a problem occurs, view the log stored in either /var/log/ or, for the rootless X default since v1.16, in ~/.local/share/xorg/

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    Also true for Fedora 30. – Ungeheuer Sep 3 '19 at 2:47

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