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Today, I was running the Ubuntu Beta (Ubuntu 12.04) and it experienced an internal error.

I know I should file a bug report.

However, I want to go check more detailed in the log files, but where are they located on my system?

Although, i didn't enable core dump before. I just checked, there is no core dump file right now.

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Bug reporting is something Ubuntu is seriously good at. When you see that dialog, Ubuntu has already collected all the relevant information for you, so all you need to do, is to click "Show Details".

You'll first see a dialog like this:

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Or like this:

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Then clicking 'Show Details' will display more details.

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That will collect data from all the relevant files and if you click "Continue" while the checkbox is checked, you'll automatically upload it to, which will scan for similar reports, allow you to add to an existing report or to create a new one.

Particularly during development, you might be told that you can't report bugs because you have software that is out of date.

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