Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Turn off crash reporting in Xubuntu
While it's purpose is a good one, the program that handles crash reporting, apport, can be a relentless nuisance, asking you to report the same bug you have already reported time and time again.
To stop apport in it's tracks, we need to change this file:
It will look like this:
# 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
Change enabled to a 0 with your favorite text editor. (You have to be root or sudo)
My choice was just to use nano, since nano is always pre-installed in Xubuntu.
So I typed sudo nano /etc/default/apport in the terminal, then my password, and then changed the 1 to a 0. If you use nano, control O saves. (Not zero, 0, but the letter o.)
You will see the results next reboot.
Posted by Dennis Gutowski