"The system detected a problem, do you want to report it?" dialog

Robert Heller heller at deepsoft.com
Sat Aug 25 15:17:12 UTC 2018

At Sat, 25 Aug 2018 15:56:16 +0200 "Ubuntu user technical support,  not for general discussions" <ubuntu-users at lists.ubuntu.com> wrote:

> hi,
> Am Samstag, den 25.08.2018, 09:30 -0400 schrieb Robert Heller:
>> > Is there some way to get the system to just display an error message?
> you could indeed monitor you logs instead ... 
> the two fold setup of the dislogs is there for a reason, the first
> dialog only intercepts signals from applications, it does not do
> anything else (capturing apps that receive SIGILL, SIGBRT, SIGFPE,
> SIGSEV, SIGPIPE and SIGBUS)... it does not do anything else than that
> and collecting the respective PID for the crashed process. 

I should be able to at least report the process that crashed and which signal 
was caught.

> only clicking the "Report problem" button does actually start any data
> capturing/collecting for the given PID then which is why they do not
> work separately (without a crash signal and PID the second part of the
> tool cant really collect anything).
> If you say you dont get the second dialog at all ... are you running a
> default ubuntu kernel ? IIRC there are some config options and defaults
> that are needed for proper error reporting to work at all
> (/proc/sys/kernel/core_pattern comes to mind here), a non-standard
> kernel might not have all needed bits enabled ...

I am running a stock kernel.

> if you cant find anything in the logs, also, take a look at /var/crash
> if there is anything in it ...

I checked /var/log/syslog, but did not see anything there.

I guess I'll have to check /var/crash/... 

> ciao
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