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I have Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, fully up-to-date. I'm new to Ubuntu. Whenever I start my system I face "System Program Problem Detected." Why is this happening? I ran sudo rm /var/crash/* but it again appears after some time. What could be at fault?

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By fully-updated, its 12.04.2, right? 'coz there are a lot of bug fixes in 12.04.2. –  i08in Feb 25 '13 at 11:29
stop the still-running apport service:sudo stop apport after deleting crash and doing @Ian's answer. –  KasiyA Sep 22 '14 at 10:30

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You need to disable apport.

To do so, follow these steps:

  • Hit Alt+F2 and type gksu gedit /etc/default/apport.
  • Open the file and change the value of enabled from 1 to 0.
  • Save and exit. Reboot.

Source: http://www.prescottlinux.com/2012/linux-news/how-to-disable-system-program-problem-detected-errors-in-ubuntu-12-04-lts/

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disabling doesn't solve this. –  Dr_Bunsen Feb 27 '13 at 11:03
Simply disabling apport doesn't solve the problem. It's just a workaround and potentially harmful one. –  int_ua Nov 8 '13 at 10:28

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 right now and faced the problem. It helped me. System Program Problem Detected

sudo sed -i 's/enabled=1/enabled=0/g' /etc/default/apport
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That's what @Ian posted. –  Avinash Raj May 1 '14 at 4:28

Open your terminal and type:

gksudo gedit /etc/default/apport

And hit Enter. Change the text "enabled=1" to "enabled-0". Then, save and exit.

To solve this problem, you can watch this YouTube video.

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You should add the steps required to solve the problem. Then you can mention the source. –  green7 Apr 14 '13 at 12:07
steps are in the video –  Ziyaddin Sadigov Apr 15 '13 at 8:34
Atleast write a summary of steps. –  green7 Apr 15 '13 at 10:01
ok, wrote a summary –  Ziyaddin Sadigov Apr 17 '13 at 12:55

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