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 a possible fix.

-> ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/lsb_release

-> Package: lsb-release 4.0-0ubuntu20.2

-> ProblemType: Crash

-> Title: lsb_release crashed with IOError in getstatusoutput():[Errno 10] No child processes ...

this is just a part of the Error report problem box, can't upload screenshot (not enough reputation) Any help on this is appreciated.

1 Answer 1


This issue is caused by a conflict with TeamViewer and has been addressed on the official Ubuntu bugtracker. A solution is provided by "gerlos (gerlosgm)" in comment #39 of said link. Also, a Ticket has been sent to Teamviewer on 2013-5-8 by MRiekerk (mattijs-riekerk) in comment #54 of same link.

In the meanwhile, the crash can be averted by removing TeamViewer with sudo apt-get remove teamviewer.

Hope this helps.

  • thanks, does it matter if the teamviewer is running or not?
    – venta7
    Jun 8, 2013 at 20:03
  • No, the error is on boot or reboot. Teamviewer just need to be installed to reproduce.
    – Joe
    Jul 31, 2013 at 12:49
  • Ah, thanks. Can't uninstall the thing, but at least I know what's causing it.
    – Aditya M P
    Aug 9, 2013 at 22:23

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