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How to Disable Ubuntu Error Reporting

In this tutorial, I will show you how to disable the Ubuntu error reporting feature to avoid annoying Windows-style popups.

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Edited: 2019-12-09 03:29

Disable error reports, Ubuntu

I just had some random application crash on me, and behold, the glory of the Ubuntu crash reporting feature (apport)..

I did not just get one popup about this, but 3 different popups that I had to dismiss. Well, enough is enough, so I went and disabled the feature from my terminal.

In Ubuntu you can find a diagnostics tool to control error reporting, simply search for "diagnostics" in your Application Launcher, and it should come up. In Kubuntu, this looks like:

Ubuntu diagnostics tool, how to disable error reporting.

Then uncheck the option: Send error reports to Canonical

Disabling Apport from terminal

1. To disable the apport error reporting feature, simply open up terminal and edit /etc/default/apport using nano:

nano /etc/default/apport

2. change the enabled value to 0:

# set this to 0 to disable apport, or to 1 to enable it
# you can temporarily override this with
# sudo service apport start force_start=1
enabled=0

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