System Program Problem Detected – How To Fix Or Remove It In Ubuntu?



if you’re an Ubuntu user, probably sometimes or often, you may get an error “System Program Problem detected”. Ubuntu has a built-in utility called Apport, which is used to notify you whenever a program crashes.


The Apport program will notify this error whenever you log in to your Ubuntu system. This is normal, you don’t have to panic or afraid of this error.

You have two choices to get rid of this error. By reporting this error, the developers may aware of the reasons that caused this error, and they might try to fix them in near future. Or you can simply disable this notifications permanently.


ls /var/crash/
 (you can see the .crash flies etc)

Remove all of them using command:

sudo rm -rf /var/crash/*

Reboot the System


Disable the error permanatly

sudo nano /etc/default/apport

Find the line enabled=1, and change its value to 0(zero).

# 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

Save and close the file.

Then, stop the apport service.

sudo stop apport

Now, Apport won’t display any errors in future.


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