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Recently, after booting the window appears "System Problem Detected" - and I choose "Report problem". So how can I find out what actually is the problem? Otherwise everything works as expected. Xubuntu 18.04 on HP15 laptop.

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  • I have the same on 19.04 Budgie. Started today for me. So it might be a bug. The popup does not help... no details or anything to go on – Rinzwind May 21 at 16:48
  • see askubuntu.com/questions/133385/… – Rinzwind May 21 at 17:06
  • Check for a .crash file in /var/crash – user535733 May 21 at 17:18
  • OK, with the /var/crash file I know what may have caused it. I'm aware of the situation (dkms, non-kernel WiiFi module) and have a workaround. Thx. – Janos May 21 at 18:00

The "System Problem Detected" popup usually means that a crash occured.

The apport application listens for crashes. When one occurs, it constructs a .crash file in /var/crash with plenty of details for bug triagers to understand how and why the crash occurred.

Look in /var/crash for the .crash file to learn the cause. It's an ordinary text file - you can open it in any text editor.

  • with sudo privilege. – Janos May 22 at 12:57
  • @Janos Hmmm. I find that I don't need to use sudo: gedit /var/crash/filename.crash opens the file in gedit properly in a stock 19.04 test system. Opens properly in Nautilus, too. – user535733 May 22 at 15:17
  • U're probably right, I've already removed the file, but I remember that Thunar had a tiny "x" on the file icon, so I did sudo cat linux-headers-4.15.0-50-generic.0.crash | less - sorry, I could not make the formatting, tried ctr+k or sp sp sp sp – Janos May 23 at 18:18
  • A simple less /var/crash/filename.crash should suffice for most folks. It should be user-readable. The developers want you to be able to read it. You can also pastebin the file for convenient browsing from a desktop. – user535733 May 23 at 18:43

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