How to Disable Apport Error Reporting in Ubuntu

To disable error reporting on Ubuntu, run the following command to open the apport configuration file.

sudo nano /etc/default/apport

You will see a line enabled=1. To disable error reporting, change the value of enabled from 1 to 0.

Press CTRL+O to save the file. CTRL+X to exit out of the file. And you are done! You won’t see error pop up any more!

sudo systemctl disable apport

Or completely remove apport program from your system.

sudo apt purge apport

Enable Apport Error Reporting

If for any reason you want to enable the reporting service, run:

sudo apt install apport

sudo systemctl start apport

And then make sure the value of enabled is set to 1 in /etc/default/apport configuration file.

Check Error Reports Sent from Your Desktop Ubuntu System

Go to System Settings > security & Privacy > Diagnostics.Click Show Previous Reports.

Check Error Reports Sent from Your Ubuntu System – Directory path

/var/crash

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