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19.2. Installing and Running ABRT

By default, ABRT should be installed on your system, the abrtd daemon configured to run at boot time, and abrt-applet to run in the Notification Area of your desktop session.

Installing the ABRT packages

In order to use ABRT, first ensure the abrt-desktop package is installed on your system by running, as root:
yum install abrt-desktop
For more information on installing packages with Yum, refer to Section 4.2.4, “Installing Packages”.
ABRT is typically configured to start up at boot time. You can check that the abrtd daemon is running by running the following command, as root:
systemctl is-active abrtd.service
If you receive abrt is stopped, you can start the abrtd service by running, as root:
systemctl start abrtd.service
You can ensure that the abrtd service initializes at startup time by running the following command, as root:
systemctl enable abrtd.service
ABRT's applet can be started by hand by running the abrt-applet program as a normal user when logged into your desktop session, or by arranging for it to be started when the GUI session is initialized.
The ABRT problem report
The ABRT problem report
Figure 19.2. The ABRT problem report

When a crash is detected and saved, a broadcast D-Bus message is sent about this crash. If abrt-applet is running, it receives this message and displays an alarm icon in the Notification Area. You can open the GUI application by clicking on this icon.
Alternatively, you can open the ABRT GUI application by selecting ApplicationsSystem ToolsAutomatic Bug Reporting Tool from the Activities menu.