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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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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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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How can I track a bug that caused a crash and was reported via apport / whoopsie?

It used to be that when a program crashed, especially when a user was using a pre-release of Ubuntu, apport could be used to open a bug report. The user could then track the bug, see if it affected ...
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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 ...
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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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System always start with “System program problem detected” dialog

Hello, I'm getting this error every time when I boot my computer. My Ubuntu installation is fresh and I was got a few error on last step while install Ubuntu (because i have problem with my CDROM ...
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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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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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How to copy/paste from “Sorry, the application XXX has stopped unexpectedly”

An app just crashed and I want to copy the error message and paste it into a search engine to hopefully find a solution. Unfortunately the error dialog does not allow me to copy/paste anything: In ...
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is it safe to remove apport?

Do I break anything if I sudo apt-get purge apport I have my secret business plan for world domination and who knows what's in a core dump? I've seen Ubuntu (in particular dconf) recreate config ...
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apport-gtk 100% CPU usage on startup on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I'm getting 100% CPU usage at startup consistently by apport-gtk as shown here. According to https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Apport, Apport shouldn't even be running on my machine since it's not a beta ...
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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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Why did Apport make my bug report private?

Apport detected a crash and assisted with submitting a bug report to Launchpad, but it make the report private. Why? It doesn't seem very helpful that I'm the only one with permission to read the ...
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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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How do I view CoreDump file?

When reporting a bug from a crash, the bug is made private and a file called CoreDump.gz. The Bug Triage documentation says the following: If the crash still has a CoreDump.gz attachment, then it ...
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/usr/share/apport/apport-gpu-error-intel.py Error [duplicate]

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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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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“'precise' is no longer under development”

Today when trying to use some keyboard shortcuts to navigate (mainly Alt + Tab, I'm not really sure which combination) I managed to crash Compiz. Then, in the middle of the crash report, Apport shows ...
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Why does ubuntu-bug imply that I shouldn't report bugs for Compiz and Unity?

I run ubuntu-bug compiz. Select no it's not unity. (Although I get the same result if I report for unity.) Then I'm presented with this question: Development is completed for the 'natty' version ...
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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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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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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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What happens to the automatic crash reports?

I have already experienced more than a few crashes in Ubuntu 12.04. What happens to those reports? What do I get from sending these time after time? Can I get some statistics somewhere on which ...
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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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Investigating a system “freeze”

Am on Ubuntu 10.04.2 LTS Linux skiran 2.6.32-32-generic-pae #62-Ubuntu SMP Wed Apr 20 22:10:33 UTC 2011 i686 GNU/Linux My machine froze for the 5th time in 2 days. Had to reboot, and login to a ...
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Where do “report issues” go? [duplicate]

I seem to have these messages pop up that says: Ubuntu has experienced an issue do you want to report it? This seems to occur a lot especially after the system freezes up for ten minutes or ...
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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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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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How to keep terminal for installation of debugging symbols of apport's local investigation alive?

apport allows to investigate crashes locally and to either start a gdb session, get a backtrace or install debugging symbols in that local investigation. When choosing the latter a gnome-terminal is ...
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How to make apport always open a bug report page? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I track a bug that caused a crash and was reported via apport / whoopsie? Since I updated to 12.04 apport sends crash reports to the server silently without ...
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Apport error reporting privacy issues

As apport is enabled by default since 12.04 I thought it would be important to get some much needed clarifications on certain privacy questions that have been bugging me. How paranoid is apport ...
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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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Would installing debugging symbols help for reporting bugs?

I'm running a beta version of Ubuntu (12.10) and I've been reporting crashes through apport's automated system. I've glanced at the stacktraces for a couple of the issues and noticed a lot of what ...
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“System problem detected” in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS [duplicate]

When I start my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS machine, the following dialog comes always. If I cancel it and restart, now also it simply comes again and I cannot stop it from coming. My privacy setting as ...
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The report belongs to a package that is not installed

I have gotten the error message "The report belongs to a package that is not installed." Generally I would just ignore that since seemingly there is no problem except I got a crash report and then I ...
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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 report a bug about apport-gpu-error-intel.py crashing?

Everytime my gpu crash and i have to reboot, after the boot appears: the window to report the gpu crash bug when I try to report it, apport-gpu-error-intel.py crashes another window appears ...
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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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How can I find my Bug-report on launchpad that I submitted from the Desktop?

How can I find my Bug-report that I submitted from the Desktop on launchpad? I have found a partial solution to my own question: The program that sends the Bug-reports from the desktop is called ...
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How can I copy the text of an unreportable error?

Occasionally I receive an error report from Ubuntu with the option to send in the details of the error. However, if the error was generated from a non-official package (local installation or PPA) I ...
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How do I make apport file a bug report automatically?

In 12.04 i get alot of Sorry, Ubuntu 12.04 has experienced an internal error popups I found this tutorial on how to get rid of internal system error(webupd8). It disables apport. What i want is that ...
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Where do “internal error” error reports go?

Every so often Ubuntu detects an internal error that it reports with a dialog box that looks something like this: If I "Send an error report to help fix this problem" (via the checkbox), where do ...
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What controls apport's behavior for saving core dumps?

apport is configured (default) to handle my system's core dumps (in /proc/sys/kernel/core_pattern: |/usr/share/apport/apport %p %s %c %P). It's behavior is mysterious to me: Sometimes it saves core ...
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How to unhide application crash reports in lubuntu?

I had lxappearance crash a few times when trying to install icon themes as described here: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/lxappearance/+bug/952997 The first few times there was crash ...
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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 to disable “System problem detected” notification [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I enable or disable Apport? After installing the bumblebee drivers my system started reporting "System problem detected" around every hour. I already reported the ...
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How to enable SIGQUIT core dumps with apport?

I noticed that on a 12.04 system setting ulimit -c unlimited and sending Ctrl+\ does not have the expected result. Though the shell prints ^\zsh: quit (core dumped) no core dump is written as far ...
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Is it safe to turn off apport reporting in xdiagnose?

Since about one month, I experience multiple System program problem detected when I start a session in Ubuntu. I didn't notice any further problems so I could work with the system without any ...
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How can I find a bug reported by the bug reporting tool?

I keep getting the "internal error" messages when suspending/resuming (and sometimes the system fails to suspend and acts weird), and whenever the error message pops up, I tell it to send an error ...