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    Question Making the apport error messages stop on a Sandy bridge notebook

    Hello folks, I have a fresh install of Ubuntu 12.10 on my HP Pavilion G6-1315SH B1Y39EA. This particular notebook has an AMD HD7450M dedicated VGA card and one made by Intel. I've had two problems so far, both regarding the sandy bridge construction.
    I think I've got rid of the first one by putting
    Code:
    echo OFF > /sys/kernel/debug/vgaswitcheroo/switch
    in my /etc/rc.local. This seems to have solved the overheating and the low battery life issues by turning off the dedicated graphics card, which honestly I don't need at all under Linux, but I have an other one that still persists. Namely I get these error reports every now and then, seemingly at random (see attachment).

    My question is: is there a way to fix this error or at least to make the error messages stop? They get very disturbing after a while.
    I don't know if this is relevant, but I haven't got these error messages during the installation, so I'm assuming a driver or a kernel issue.

    Thanks for your help in advance.
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    Re: Making the apport error messages stop on a Sandy bridge notebook

    Thanks for the workaround. Has this issue been identified yet?

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    Re: Making the apport error messages stop on a Sandy bridge notebook

    Really don't know, I do not even have it installed

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    Re: Making the apport error messages stop on a Sandy bridge notebook

    Similar problem here. I have a Sandy Bridge Celeron in a Gigabyte GA-Z77-HD3. The weird thing is, I am actually using the on-chip/on-board graphics. There is no apparent crash. Everything appears to be working perfectly, despite Apport's constant alarms.

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    Re: Making the apport error messages stop on a Sandy bridge notebook

    Apport is not enabled by default in stable releases, even if it is installed. The automatic crash interception component of apport is disabled by default in stable releases for a number of reasons:

    Apport collects potentially sensitive data, such as core dumps, stack traces, and log files. They can contain passwords, credit card numbers, serial numbers, and other private material.

    This is mitigated by the fact that it presents you what will be sent to the bug tracker, and that all crash report bugs are private by default, limited to the Ubuntu bug triaging team. We can reasonably expect developers and technically savvy users, who run the development release, to be aware of this and judge whether it is appropriate to file a crash report. But we shouldn't assume that every Ubuntu user of stable releases is able to do so. In 12.04 and up this is transparently handled by whoopsie, see ErrorTracker.
    During the development release we already collect thousands of crash reports, much more than we can ever fix. Continuing to collect those for stable releases is not really useful, since
    The most important crashes have already been discovered in the development release.

    The less important ones are not suitable for getting fixed in stable releases (see https://wiki.ubuntu.com/StableReleaseUpdates
    Asking users to send crash reports to us is insincere, since we can't possibly answer and deal with all of them.
    Data collection from apport takes a nontrivial amount of CPU and I/O resources, which slow down the computer and don't allow you to restart the crashed program for several seconds.

    https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Apport

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    Re: Making the apport error messages stop on a Sandy bridge notebook

    Quote Originally Posted by ibjsb4 View Post
    Apport is not supposed to be enabled by default in stable releases
    FTFY. I certainly did not intentionally enable it, but somehow it became enabled on my 12.04.2 system.

    I don't remember exactly when I started seeing it. Maybe two weeks ago.

    I'm tempted to just disable it, but it would be nice to know why it thinks X is crashing.

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    Re: Making the apport error messages stop on a Sandy bridge notebook

    I suspect a version upgrade enables it (12o4.1 to .2) and we just don't know it until it spits out a report. Just my guess

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    Re: Making the apport error messages stop on a Sandy bridge notebook

    Actually I am running a stable release, 12.10. Or did you mean LTS by stable?

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    Re: Making the apport error messages stop on a Sandy bridge notebook

    I installed 12.04.02 on a brand new machine. Maybe a package upgrade enabled it?

    Does apport restart the crashed app? Since disabling apport, X actually does appear to be crashing... which is far more annoying than the occasional error message.

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