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    How Does ubuntu-bug lubuntu-desktop work?

    I read the man pages and it was pretty confusing. Could someone provide me with an example of how to use that command? I have an issue with lxde desktop environment and openbox.

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    Re: How Does ubuntu-bug lubuntu-desktop work?

    What happens when you run "apport-bug" from your terminal? Just for completeness, are you running Lubuntu 13.04 or what?

    And what is your issue with lxde/openbox? Could you describe it?
    Shortened urls: See point #11 here. And clicking on them could be risky.

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    Re: How Does ubuntu-bug lubuntu-desktop work?

    The thread that I started a couple of days ago describes this issue with lxde and openbox. --> http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2171042

    If i run that command you told me I get an error message from a new window that says "You need to specify a package or a PID."
    Yes, I'm running Lubuntu 13.04

    *EDIT*
    I think it's an issue with openbox and LXDE. It could be something else.

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    Re: How Does ubuntu-bug lubuntu-desktop work?

    Can't help you with the linked issue but I suggested "apport-bug" because of this:
    You should always start with running apport-bug without arguments,
    which will present a list of known symptoms. This will generate the
    most useful bug reports.

    If there is no matching symptom, you need to determine the affected
    program or package yourself. You can provide a package name or program
    name to apport-bug, e. g.:

    apport-bug firefox
    apport-bug /usr/bin/unzip
    Let's hope someone can help!
    Shortened urls: See point #11 here. And clicking on them could be risky.

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    Re: How Does ubuntu-bug lubuntu-desktop work?

    Ubuntu-bug or apport-bug is used to report a bug in a particular package, for example if you have a problem, and you aren't really sure what package is the problem, you can use:

    Code:
    apport-bug linux
    the bug triagers will have a look at it, and advise what the problem seems to be. Using the bug report utility assumes that you have a working desktop, and your default browser works.

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    Re: How Does ubuntu-bug lubuntu-desktop work?

    I'd suggest having a read of the classroom sessions that were held on bugs for the QA / Testing people a couple of months ago. The session run by Brian goes into ubuntu-bug in more detail.

    https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Testing/Acti...Reporting_Bugs

    Regards,

    Phill.

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    Re: How Does ubuntu-bug lubuntu-desktop work?

    Besides the useful information we have above, I'd like to add some more links.

    Ubuntu Packages: good place to find the packages names:
    http://packages.ubuntu.com/search?ke...ng&section=all

    From the search result above, you'll see that lubuntu-destktop is a metapackage, full of lots of other packages:
    http://packages.ubuntu.com/search?ke...ng&section=all

    When looking for bugs and not sure about the package name, a good tool is:
    Code:
    apport-cli -w
    This tool will enable you to click on the bug window/software and it'll recognize the package name automatically.

    More info about apport-cli:
    Code:
    man apport-cli
    Don't forget to read the other links on the other comments. They're really useful.

    Best regards and good luck finding bugs!

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