How to Disable Error Reporting in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

April 24, 2016 — Leave a comment

disable error reporting

On the new released Ubuntu 16.04 desktop, you may get a few error popups that asks you to report problems. Some popups has already been reported so you may want to disable these error popups before they are fixed by upstream.

Ubuntu Error Popups

To do so, you can either temporarily stop the Apport service on current boot, or manually edit the config file to disable error reporting system permanently

1. To stop the Apport service, open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run command:

sudo service apport stop

Type in password when it asks and hit Enter. There’s no visual feedback while typing your password.


2. To disable the apport system so you’ll never see the error popups, run command to edit config file:

sudo gedit /etc/default/apport

When the file opens, change the value to 0 and save it.


That’s it. Enjoy!

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