Crashing programs after upgrade to Karmic

nadreck at nadreck at
Fri Nov 13 15:49:57 GMT 2009

On Fri, Nov 13, 2009 at 01:53, Kevin B. O'Brien <nadreck at> wrote:
> I have upgraded three machines to Kubuntu Karmic, and I have found that
> suddenly I am getting messages about programs crashing on all three
> machines. Is this a case of needing to do a fresh install instead of
> using the upgrade option? Were my programs crashing before and I just
> never knew it? I find it odd that all three machines are doing this, and
> it all happened after the upgrade.

I rather think that it is Apport running wild. I disabled it since it
produces unnecessary noise. The crashes are then detected by Dr.
Konqi, which is much more tolerant with that. It seems Apport pops up
whenever a system process is killed, regardles if it is a crash or

But without telling us what applications crash we can hardly help further.

Thank you for the reply, Myriam. I think that is probably it. Among the programs "crashing" are Miro, which then continues to work just fine, and kwin, which I think must be continuing or my desktop would not be working properly, and some Beagle thing, which I didn't recognize. Do you think I should make a list of all the programs first, or just disable Apport?

Thank you,

Kevin B. O'Brien
nadreck at
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