Ubuntu – How to proceed with “System Program Problem Detected” error messages.
So, if you are getting this annoying issue, in a Ubuntu environment:
You should need to know the following things that you will be able to do to proceed:
- My first recommendation, is to erase all those reports, in that case, if an old program crashed, you will not see the message again. Otherwise, you will get that again, but knowing that you only have this particular dump. To do so, you need to run as sudo, the following command:
1sudo rm /var/crash/*
- The second choice, is to get into the problem, and try to fix it. To do so, you need to perform a couple of steps in order to read the message:
- First, install the apport-retrace or apport-unpack tool
- Once that’s installed, do the following:
1apport-unpack systemGeneratedCrashReportPath.crash yourNewUnpackDirectoryHere
1gdb `cat ExecutablePath` CoreDump (pay attention to tildes here!)
1bt (output actual back-trace)
This should be enough to get the message.
Sources: https://askubuntu.com/a/947532 / https://itsfoss.com/how-to-fix-system-program-problem-detected-ubuntu/
And that’s it. Happy coding!