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    System problem notice annoyance

    Periodically, a window pops up notifying me of a "system error" and asking if I want to report the problem. It never tells me what the problem is or how I can fix it. I don't notice any problem. Everything seems to work as expected. Does anyone know how I can find and fix whatever is producing the error message? I have 12.04 64-bit on a homemade AMD machine.

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    Re: System problem notice annoyance

    System crash detected reports can be very annoying, especially when nothing seems to be going wrong. The culprit is Apport, a software error/crash reporting tool for Ubuntu, which is supposed to be in disabled state for stable releases.
    It is very simple to disable it just edit the file /etc/default/apport, and change the enabled setting from enable=1 to enable=0 then save.

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    Re: System problem notice annoyance

    Before I do that, it isn't a system "crash." Nothing happens. The exact notice is: "System program problem detected." So, should I proceed?

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    Re: System problem notice annoyance

    Quote Originally Posted by Lloydb39 View Post
    Before I do that, it isn't a system "crash." Nothing happens. The exact notice is: "System program problem detected." So, should I proceed?
    Sorry, I didn't correctly interpreted the meaning of your original post.

    Is this the message that pops-up? systemproblem.png

    If it is just open a terminal window and run the following:
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    sudo rm /var/crash/*
    This will remove any old crashes, that might still be reported (in error). After a reboot/re-starting, any further pop-ups still need to be investigated.

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    Re: System problem notice annoyance

    I think that did the trick. Thanks.

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