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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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“'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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“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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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“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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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ubuntu 12.04 system error/macchanger issue?

specifics: Ubuntu 12.04 gateway LT2800 series 1gb ram Intel GMA 3150 I just started getting a system error. I don't know if it's related to my issue with macchanger. But this is the issue I'm most ...
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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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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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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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ubuntu 12.10 intel gpu: compiz crashes

Today after last update my machine becomes totally unusable. A lot of messages about "Internal error" in /usr/share/apport/apport-gpu-error-intel.py and after a while window manager crashes ...
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How can I upload my .xsession-errors file to launchpad from the terminal?

I'm troubleshooting a GUI crash, so I only have TTY access to my system, and I need to upload my .xsession-errors file. Is there a command to upload a file to an already-existing bug?
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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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Why does my Update Manager keep crashing and apt-get segfaulting? [closed]

Whenever update manager goes to check for updates - when done both manually and automatically - update manager crashes, and when I go to report the error, apport crashes too (apport also crashes when ...
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Constant Apport messages appearing [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I enable or disable Apport? I have done a fresh install of Ubuntu 12.04 onto my brand new Dell Inspiron 17R. All went fine and everything works. However, after ...
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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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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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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-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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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 ...