Apport is a system which intercepts crashes when they happen, gathers information about crashes and files reports about crashes amongst other features.

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Should I be asked for my password when a bug report is sent?

First thing in the morning I started Ubuntu, and the Chrome browser. In the browser I visited a page with a password-field on it. So the password-ring popped up. Then a dialog popped up asking for a ...
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How do I enable or disable Apport?

The system crash dialog is annoying me, how can I turn it off? I'd also like to know how to turn it back on just in case I need it to report a problem.
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I'm getting a lot of “System program problem detected” error dialogs, is there any way I can make them go away? [duplicate]

After upgrading to Ubuntu 13.10 I get a lot of error messages with no info when the desktop starts: how can I solve this? I tried to update and install kde-full and gnome. But it was not solved.
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Unable to generate core dump after apport disable

Hi I'm currently programming c++ on Ubuntu and am unable to generate a core dump with a segmentation fault. I just get "Segementation fault" and not the (core dump) I have set ulimit -c unlimited. I ...
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System Program Problem Detected

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 ...
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Apport Vs Whoopsie! [duplicate]

From my readings I found that both do the same job by collecting crash reports to send it to Canonical. So why there is two daemon processes doing the same Job? If there differences between them, ...
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apport-collect <bug_no> returning “No route to host”

I just filed a bug on launchpad, for which I have been asked to submit the output of: apport-collect 1296270 However, when I run this command, I get the following output: ERROR: connecting to ...
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apportcheckresume recurring error and gnome shell fixations

Since installing Ubuntu 12.10 Gnome remix I encounter unpredictable and unwanted behavior of my system. Almost after each resume from suspend (or even after unlocking the screen after it goes blank) ...
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How can I read a crash file from /var/crash

php-frm crashed on us and dumped a file in /var/crash/_usr_sbin_php5-fpm.1002.crash There is some info in that file but what I'm after is in the section called CoreDump in a base64 encoded format. ...
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/usr/share/apport/apport-gpu-error-intel.py Error

I was on Ubuntu 12.10 and ran the system updates and after the re-install, the system became unstable and kept prompting me with the message "System Issue" and this as the error per Ubuntu ...
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How to permanently edit the core_pattern file?

I am trying to locate my coredump file in ubuntu 12.04 LTS but I cant. The problem is that I have to edit the core_pattern file content after every reboot to get it, because apport doesn't work (don't ...
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Is there a way to get information about an auto reported bug?

When I try suspend to RAM and resume, system freezes. On next session system detects the problem and gives me a way to report it to developers. This problem has been there a long time. Is there a way ...
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what is “System program problem detected” notification about and how to fix it?

I will start by saying this is not a duplicate of System Program Problem Detected nor "System Program Problem Detected". I do not want to disable apport. I want to find a way to know what is ...
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Apport takes a long time to process errors before display

Whenever there's a problem with a program, Apport opens up. This is fine, I like to see the cause when there's errors. However, the "loading" of the parsed bug, which happens after the ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 issues internal error / system problem [closed]

I am having massive problems with Ubuntu 12.04. After starting Ubuntu it takes maximum 20 seconds until the first error message shows up. I don't have the possibility to report the problem as ...
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How can I check if an Apport report does not contain any sensitive information?

I know the crash reports are stored at /var/crash. But can I do something to check that the report does not contain any sensitive information? Where can I find the list of reports that I or other ...
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apport-gtk crashed while answering Skype

Newly installed Skype crashes while receiving audio call with error apport-gtk crashed with Value in _apt_pkg(): package does not exist. Do I need to re-install the Skype or do something else?
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How confidential are automatic crash reports made by apport?

I noticed that starting with Ubuntu 13.10 (or maybe 13.04), thunderbird crash reports are handled by apport, while they were handled by Mozilla's tool before. Question How confidential are automatic ...
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error processing linux-generic-lts-quantal, dependency problems - leaving unconfigured

This happened during this mornings dist-upgrade along with apport failure. :~$ sudo apt-get dist-upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... ...
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ubuntu 13.10 has exerienced a internal error

my ubuntu 13.10 is showing an error message every time when i switch on my laptop..earlier i had ubuntu 13.04 and it was also showing some error messages...so i decided to update to latest version ...
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Why does update-notifier contains system-crash-notification?

I just had "System Program Problem Detected" window appearing several times before user session even started (I have KDM with autologin to locked session). I traced it with xprop to being ...
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Error reports and excessive data usage?

I recently ran ifconfig on my Ubuntu 13.10 system and noted an extremely high amount (60 GB+) of transmitted data. A check of System Monitor also showed a continuous stream of outgoing data at about ...
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apport-retrace fails with error: report file does not contain one of the required fields

I installed an application from the developer's website and it was crashing. I tried using this form of apport-retrace to get a report I could email to the dev myself: apport-retrace --confirm --gdb ...
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How to stop/kill “usr/share/python usr/share/apport/apport”

I have this process "usr/share/python usr/share/apport/apport" I cannot kill it by PID as the PID is changing to fast as the process keep restarting.
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Keep getting messages about internal system errors

I keep getting popups about internal system errors (see screenshot below) on irregular intervals (several times a day), that I don't know what to do about. If I continue through the dialog and try to ...
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Nautilus Dual Monitor issue

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 and 2 monitors. My left monitor is the laptop screen and the right monitor is an external monitor. Whenever I open a nautilus window in my right (external) monitor and double ...
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how to read and use crash reports?

A small independent application is crashing on my system (Kubuntu 12.04). I want to manually review the info in the crash report and then email the relevant parts to the developer. The file is located ...
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Do I have to specify the package version when reporting a bug with ubuntu-bug?

Reporting a bug from Ubuntu using the ubuntu-bug [package] command adds a couple of attached files to the bug, that include relevant information about a bug and that package. However, when filling ...
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How do I upgrade all symbol packages?

When submitting Apport reports to Launchpad, I regularly get the error "outdated debug symbol package" from the retracing service. How can I upgrade all debug symbol packages to the latest version? ...
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What is the 'whoopsie' process and how can I remove it?

On one of my machines I have a process running called "whoopsie". I'm running 12.04 server and never specifically installed anything with this name. Google seems to imply that it has something to ...
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Where do the system error reports go?

Every once in a while an error pops up, so there's this dialogue box which asks if one would like to inform Ubuntu about it. Upon confirming, where does this report go? Can it be followed up? If it is ...
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Unable to open applications after update to 12.04

After upgrading to Ubuntu 12.04, I get this message very often when I open any application. "Ubuntu 12.04 has experienced an internal error". I used sudo sed -i s/enabled=1/enabled=0/ ...
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Print the Error Report [duplicate]

When I start my Ubuntu 12.04, I often get an Error "Sorry, Ubuntu 12.04 has experienced an internal error. If you notice further problems, try restarting the computer." How to print or save this ...
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How do I disable Apport for my user account?

Every time my Python program ends, I get the following: close failed in file object destructor: IOError: [Errno 9] Bad file descriptor Error in sys.excepthook: Traceback (most recent call last): ...
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How does one get a hold of the details regarding a system/application crash

Is there a way to generate a decent looking report with the /var/share/apport/*.crash files? If not, how does one get a hold of the details regarding a past system error?
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Ubuntu 12.04 has experienced an internal error. -> ExecutablePath /usr/bin/lsb_release

Running Ubuntu 12.04 32-bit. Recently I start seeing this internal error any time after I open the terminal and today after I opened a file in gedit. Could anybody explain me what cause the error and ...
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“System problem detected” password fail [closed]

I have multiple Ubuntu Precise servers and workstations, all of which suffer from the same really infuriating problem: when the "System Problem Detected" dialog comes up due to something or other ...
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Ubuntu start error

I have a 64-bit Ubuntu 12.10, which at start up displays an error. I click on "Send report", but it always fails, displaying: Failed to run /usr/share/apport/apport-gtk as user root. The underlying ...
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“System program problem detected” with apport-gpu-error-intel.py

My Ubuntu 12.10 was working fine, until a week ago when a software update was installed. Now, every two minutes, the computer hangs for a couple of seconds, and then an error message pops up saying ...
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What actually happen when System Program Problem Detected dialog box appear?

What happen when System Program Problem detected appear, and I choose Yes to report it, then I input my password, but I'm not connected to the internet yet? Will the problem still be reported ...
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apport package hook for 3rd-party package not being called

I have a proprietary package, installed via a .deb file. The package provides an upstart script which uses the respawn stanza - i.e. the executable gets restarted when it is killed, even with a ...
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I regret choosing to hide a particular error, how can I show it again? [duplicate]

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 ...
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no password to report app crashes

How do I reset the password to report app crashes when the yellow "crash" icon appears in the desktop tray for xubuntu? It seems to be the same password for adding users. Note that I can add users ...
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How to fix error after a release-update to Ubuntu 12.10?

I have freshly reinstalled 12.10 and have NOT updated. After the last update on about March 26th I started getting usr/share/apport/apport-gpu-error-intel.py errors. Reinstalled and updated same ...
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How do I disable Apport from including a core dump?

Intro: apport is a python applicaton running on ubuntu which automates bug reporting. In case of a crash it determines which application crashed, and auto generates a detailed report on the crash, ...
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/usr/share/apport/apport-gpu-error-intel.py - Another case of this issue on 12.04 update

I am aware that this has already been reported in various places, I've searched using the forum and the 'similar questions' but I've not seen any solutions as of yet. Hopefully this question will aid ...
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apport-gpu-error-intel.py in 12.10

The same error as described here appears again in Ubuntu 12.10. I get it several times a day. xdiagnose 3.2.3 is installed. Here is a screenshot of the details: Hope you can help. If you need any ...
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Apport support for non ubuntu packages

I have been reading about apport and its usage for a week by now. But could not understand the below things. Scenario: I have developed an application and packaged it. And its name is MyApp.deb. The ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 + Intel GPU: random freezes

I have a ThinkPad T420 with Intel Graphics, and an external monitor through DisplayPort. I was running 12.10 with no problems, but 2 days ago, after an update, my system started to crash with no ...
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What does “No apport report written because MaxReports is reached already” mean?

When installing a Linux kernel image package, I got, amongst other errors: No apport report written because MaxReports is reached already Where can I delete old reports so that Apport can ...