[xubuntu-users] "System program problem detected"

lukshuntim at gmail.com lukshuntim at gmail.com
Sat Jul 11 09:23:22 UTC 2015

On Saturday, July 11, 2015 12:23 PM, blind Pete wrote:
> Rob Ward wrote:
>> On 10/07/15 15:52, blind Pete wrote:
>>> Eric Christopherson wrote:
>>>> Lately I've been getting this strange dialog saying
>>>>       System program problem detected
>>>>       Do you want to report the problem now?
>>>>       [Cancel] [Report problem...]
>>>> every time I start my Xubuntu GUI session. I actually get at least two
>>>> instances of this popup; one is in the top left (just under the top
>>>> bar) and the other's in the center. When I click to send the report,
>>>> it tells me that it's a problem installing the nvidia-331 package. I
>>>> do have the closed-source Nvidia driver, but this keeps coming up when
>>>> I'm not trying to upgrade. Is this just left over from some time when
>>>> I tried to update the driver in the past?
>>> There is a long standing bug between dkms, nvidia, and multiple
>>> kernel modules.  Go to launchpad.net and search for nvidia and
>>> uvm.  Apparently, it is just cosmetic for most people and will
>>> be fixed with a driver update to 340 real soon now.  If you
>>> are impatient and like mucking about with your computer try
>>> adding the PPA from,
>>> <https://launchpad.net/~mamarley/+archive/ubuntu/nvidia>.
>> Just slightly off topic, but how we know when we respond to these
>> alerts and we blithely type in our password to authorise the details
>> to be sent off that we know that the alert is genuine and not just
>> a faked up window to capture our password??
>> I am never logged in as root, but routinely use my password in
>> these situations.
>> I am not doubting Eric's problem exists, but I am often unsure
>> about various alerts I get, and how secure my response is?

Maybe searching for "apport" and "whoopsie" with your preferred search 
engine will give you more information. :-)


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