Occasionally I get swarms of "System problem (problem) detected" errors, or even just one by itself.

I don't want to turn them off altogether, because I think it's good to report them but I also don't want to click through each of them every time and click "Report Problem"

Can I configure it so they are automatically reported without prompting me?

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https://help.ubuntu.com/community/ReportingBugs#A4._Collect_information_about_the_bug says that information about bugs and crashes is reported automatically in stable Ubuntu versions (last one would be 14.04) without apport appearing.

Since you see apport, most probably you are using Ubuntu 14.10 - version under active development. "click through each of them every time" implies that you are asked to report 5-6 errors on every boot - or at least I had that problem. Those are created by "persistent bug reports" that for one or another reason are not deleted after submitting them. After clicking through reports, you may manually clean /var/crash/ folder - it will only contain information you've already submitted. All new crashes should be inspected nevertheless.

All in all, I wouldn't recommend auto-submitting, since then you yourself wouldn't know something was off until system exploded.

  • "that information about bugs and crashes is reported automatically in stable Ubuntu versions" AFAICT it doesn't say anything like that. It does say a different distinction: in development builds reports go to launchpad, but in stable they go to errors.ubuntu.com – nafg Nov 23 '16 at 21:53

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