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Thread: How do you find the cause of a crash?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2011

    How do you find the cause of a crash?

    I tried asking this on AskUbuntu but it just got voted down. I've tried searching Google and I cannot find the answer to this question. I don't see what is so wrong with my question?

    Anyways, my question is this: How can you find out what program is crashing and causing the error reporting tool to come up? It keeps happening and I don't see an option anywhere to view the report.
    Ubuntu 11.04 @ MSI Wind U100 & HP Pavillion DV7-2180US

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha

    Re: How do you find the cause of a crash?

    One good way to find the cause of a program crashing is to launch it from a terminal. If rhythmbox keeps crashing on me, I'd open a terminal and type

    All errors will be printed in the terminal.
    If you're talking about a system crash, there are many logs to view. dmesg is one of the primary ones, simply type it in a terminal.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Nr BrandsHatch, S'oaks UK
    Lubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail

    Re: How do you find the cause of a crash?

    Hi!, xjonquilx.

    If this is with the 12.04 error reporting faculty: Click on the 'Details' button and wait.

    It will show the path and a rotating cursor, eventually the error report will display and that tells you which program is at fault or crashed.

    You may have to click on some authorizations to get there.

    Chao!, bogan.
    "Better Solutions may bring Worsened Problems": After Lao Tse, b. circa 405BC. a contemporary of Confucius, who died circa 600BC.
    They did things differently in those days, apparently!!


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