Questions about the process of reporting bugs: what should be reported as a bug, Where should it be reported. Remember that reporting a bug itself is off topic.

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How do I report a bug?

I found a problem with an application on Ubuntu. Questions : How do I best report the issue? What sort of information should I provide?
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There's an issue with an Alpha/Beta Release of Ubuntu, what should I do?

I've been running Alpha releases of Ubuntu for some time now. I keep running into issues - how can I get these resolved? What should I do when I encounter these problems? And where can I find other ...
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What should I do when Ubuntu freezes?

All operating systems freeze sometimes, and Ubuntu is no exception. What should I do to regain control when... just one program stops responding? nothing at all responds to mouse clicks or key ...
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How do I submit a full bug report with crash dump and steps to reproduce?

I have found a reproducable crash bug in xserver-xephyr. When I run the following command: apport-bug /var/crash/_usr_bin_Xephyr.1000.crash it sends a whoopsie report and does not ask me for any ...
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How do I subscribe to a bug?

Sometimes people tell me to subscribe to a Launchpad bug so I can follow along it's progress, how do I do this?
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What is the best medium for sending feature requests?

What is the best medium for sending feature requests? Both for Ubuntu as a whole and individual (supported) apps?
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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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Getting “System program problem detected” pops up regularly after upgrade

This started to happen immediately after I had rebooted the first time after doing a system upgrade. It first starts with a dialogue that says "System program problem detected". Then when I try to hit ...
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I want to fix a bug. Where do I start?

Although I am not a professional programmer, I have written a program or two. Yet, nowadays every engineer and scientist learns to program a bit as well, and as such I am used to writing programs in ...
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What tools exist to report bugs

As of today I only knew about ubuntu-bug which I could use to report bugs about a specific program. But now I learned about apport-collect and apport-bug which basically are: apport-bug - Reports ...
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What does “Fix Committed” mean?

Is it valid if I mark a bug "Fix Committed" if the package in question is hosted upstream (outside of Launchpad)? example: bug report, committed fix.
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Apport-gpu-error-intel.py crash

Feeling disempowered by Ubuntu's new bug reporting policy/system. My Intel i5 machines have all experienced daily (if not more frequent) freezes, but it's very difficult to report bugs now and policy ...
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How to upgrade or downgrade the Kernel in Ubuntu (to any stable or testing release)

When I report a bug I may be asked to "try out the latest upstream Kernel", how do I do that? I see a lot of version specific answers to this question here on ask ubuntu, what are the general ...
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Tools to diagnose Ubuntu problems

Over time a user will have several problems with Ubuntu as any other OS in the world. What tools and terminal commands exist in Ubuntu to help diagnose how the problem occurred and help solve it if it ...
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How to report a system bug

I'm dealing with this issue: Ubuntu won't shutdown (VirtualBox kernel modules) and I almost lost my nerves when I wanted to report a bug. I'm studying this "How to report a bug" topic for two ...
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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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Problem with connecting mobile broadband in Ubuntu 14.04

When I plugged mobile broadband top right bar new mobile broadband option appears then immediately disappears then again appears then immediately disappears and so on... If I click on new mobile ...
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What happens after `ubuntu-bug` has done it's thing?

Until some time ago you ran apport-bug or ubuntu-bug to start reporting a bug. The system would then open launchpad with your account, upload the collected information and let you add more info to the ...
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How do I report a paper cut?

I've seen this project called One Hundred Paper Cuts, and I'd like to report a paper cut, but don't know how. Can someone please tell me how to go about doing this.
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After Ubuntu 12.04 LTS update, Only Unity 2D … bug?

I have no clue why this happened, but I would really like to fix it. I ran a bunch of updates (25+...I hadn't updated in a while) and for some reason after I restarted to install the updates, I could ...
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How are Ubuntu bugs' importance values decided?

How is a specific bug's importance decided for bugs against packages in ubuntu? And by Importance, I mean 'Low', 'Medium', and other importance values on the Launchpad bug trackers.
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How submit a bug fix to Ubuntu?

I've submitted a 'papercut' bug to launchpad, that I think I can possibly have a go at fixing. What is the process for obtaining the relevant source code (I'm not entirely sure where I'd find the ...
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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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Dell Studio 15, Turnoff after suspend due to overheat, and does not turnon the fan as well [closed]

I am new to Ubuntu and linux as well, the thing is... I got strange problem with my laptop, I am not sure is the problem with my hardware or the os I got: Dell Studio 15 (ATI Graphics Card) with ...
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How do I file feature request bugs on Launchpad?

I've seen on Bugzilla bug request for enhancements, is there anything similar for Launchpad?
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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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Where to file bugs/wishlist for Unity?

I guess the question explains it all...
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What's the best way to effectively report bugs?

I've been trying to report a bug about Activities in Kubuntu causing me no end of grief with multiple issues ranging from annoying to total freeze/crash requiring hardware reset. I'm trying to follow ...
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Latest two images will not install on Nexus7 (32GB + 3G), but older were Ok [closed]

The latest two (newest) daily images will not install on my Nexus 7, 32GB + 3G. The older versions work fine. Background looks like coloured snow. (I can not post the screenshot.) There is no ...
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How do I get design input on a paper cut?

I'm working designing a fix for a paper cut, and I'd like to get someone to approve it before I try to implement it. How should I go about doing this?
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How do I report a bug in Ubuntu translation?

I am familiar with reporting bugs on launchpad, but have no idea on how to report a bug in the translation. Should I file it against the package that contains this bug, or should I report it as a ...
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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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Natural Scrolling doesn't work in 12.04 in some windows. Where should I report the bug?

Natural scrolling using ".Xmodmap": pointer = 1 2 3 5 4 7 6 8 9 10 11 12 doesn't work anymore in 12.04 on some Ubuntu-specific apps like the Software Center, settings window, and update-center. Under ...
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What tools do I need to use to report a bug in a developers PPA?

When you want to report an error the best way to report a package in Ubuntu is sudo ubuntu-bug-package. But what if the package is in a developers PPA and I want ...
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Should I report a bug on Ubuntu's bug tracker or on the upstream's?

I am on an updated Ubuntu 12.04 and I've found a bug in the tag feature of Nautilus. I'd like to file this as a bug report, but I'm confused to where to post it: Ubuntu's bug tracker in Launchpad or ...
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Different fan behaviour in my laptop after upgrade, what to do now?

After upgrading from lubuntu 13.10 to 14.04 the fan of my laptop seems to run much more often than in 13.10. When it runs, it doesn't run continously but starts and stops every second. fwts fan ...
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How to prevent applications from separate workspaces all landing on a single workspace when docking back into docking-station?

Now that finally docking seems to be fully supported on my system, hurray!, I can address a relatively minor issue (or even a bug ?): Normally, I have (all) four workspaces populated with my standard ...
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“An uncaught exception was raised:Invalid version string 'GNU/Linux'” when creating bootable USB stick

Still unsolved bug here and bug -report here, bug in 12.04 and apparently in many other versions. How can I create an bootable USB -stick with Ubuntu?
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What to do with private bug reports on launchpad?

Over time I gathered more than 10 launchpad bug reports that were reported with apport, initially marked as private and never responded to. There was one I've discussed additionally on IRC and that's ...
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How to report a bug in content (not interface) on Ubuntu.com?

I want to report a bug in the content on the Ubuntu website. I don't know how to properly do this because: This is not a bug in the web server, or in the way a page is coded. It is a content ...
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What's the best way to report a kernel panic bug

Suppose I have a machine that has no serial port and under certain reproducible situations will kernel panic. Assume I have tested the mainline kernel from the kernel team PPA and know this is an ...
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How to backport a bug fix?

I see a bugfix, that I need, in launchpad here for the package for cups, but, if I understand things correctly, it is built for 12.10, and I am on 12.04. Is it still possible to install it? If so, ...
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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 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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Live CD stalls when installing Ubuntu 13.10

Booting from Live CD Ubuntu 13.10 64bits, I can't get the installation page. Just a black page with a system prompt: "numbers" BUG: Soft lockup - CPU#1 Stuck for 22s. This repeats in a very short ...
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How do I report bugs on unity-webapps-preview? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I report a bug? I'm interested in reporting a bug against the unity-webapps-preview package from ppa:webapps/preview. However, I can't seem to find the right way ...
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How to patch Apache mod-proxy 3.0.1 with 3.0.1-1.1? [closed]

The command $ sudo apt-get install libapache2-mod-proxy-html and then $sudo service apache2 restart fires: apache2: Syntax error on line 210 of /etc/apache2/apache2.conf: Syntax error on line 1 of ...
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Inspite of set network-mode 3G type, getting 2G connection with mobile broadband

I have set 3G type at mobile-broadband setting: But I still getting 2G (EDGE) type very-slow connection: Also 3G network available as following: How to solve this and get only 3G (HSPA/WCDMA) ...
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Should I include logs that contain “sensitive information”?

Sometimes, when info is being collected by ubuntu-bug (either automatically following a program crash or by manually calling it) the following dialog pops up: Should I include these files or not? ...
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suspend is not working after updating to Ubuntu 14.04 from 13.10

I am not able to put my laptop to suspend(sleep) mode,If I click on suspend it just locks the screen and nothing happens ? I updated my previous version of UBUNTU from 13.04 to 13.10 then to 14.04 ...