How do I pass the
-logverbose 6 arguments to
startx? It is necessary for submitting a bug report to Nvidia Support.
I like fossfreedom's answer but it isn't what I have done in the past. It might work but I'm not sure keeping the old X instance around is a good thing. Here's what I would do:
After Ubuntu loads to a graphical desktop, drop back to a TTY, log in and run:
It's practically the same, you're just cleaning up the old instance of X before you run the debug instance.
Choose a TTY to login i.e. CTRL + ALT + F1
Login as yourself
to login as root.
I imagine nvidia asked you to run
then you can startx
i.e. this will attempt to start a new X display on TTY 2.
I know this is an old question, but I kept hitting it via Google. If you're using a newer Ubuntu that uses lightdm, you can edit
(Presumably other display managers have similar facilities to control how they start X, you'd want to check their documentation.)
When you reboot, your normal X log file will now have verbose data. You can add any other command line arguments you need there, as well.