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When an application error occurs, Ubuntu prompts asking if you want to submit it and/or hide future errors of this type (e.g. a particular error from a particular application). I have opted to hide certain errors (but not others), but now I've changed my mind. Where can I find a list of the individual errors I've hidden, and opt to show some of them?

As a second-place alternative, can I choose to just show all errors again?

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marked as duplicate by Rinzwind, Takkat, Basharat Sialvi, belacqua, Jorge Castro Apr 26 '13 at 21:28

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@Rinzwind so am I misguided in thinking that apport was hiding only particular types of errors, and I was actually switching the whole thing off and on? – d3vid Apr 26 '13 at 8:34
This is the line in the config file (/etc/apport/crashdb.conf) "problem_types': ['Bug', 'Package']," so I guess you can ignore 2 types ;) – Rinzwind Apr 26 '13 at 8:40
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Various logs of errors can be found here:


They can be read by opening a Terminal and typing:

cd /var/log
less *name_of_logfile*

The rest of the answer can be found here: How do I enable or disable Apport?

Edit: also you can try to modify particular type of errors by editing /etc/apport/crashdb.conf:

sudo -H gedit /etc/apport/crashdb.conf
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Apport uses /var/crash/ and the files in there are the name of the crashed executable and the user id ;) – Rinzwind Apr 26 '13 at 8:42
darn, I switched apport off and on again, so I've cleared whatever filters I had, I'll wait for them to build up again, but accept this in the meanwhile – d3vid Apr 26 '13 at 10:39

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