Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Ubuntu: Disable Apport to get rid of the annoying crash reports

Apport is an automatic crash reporting tool in Ubuntu that is mainly useful in the development cycle. You can read more about it here:
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Apport

With both the upgrade and the fresh install of Ubuntu 13.10 things got out of hand as I had about 8 crash reports on each boot. As things worked fine otherwise, I decided to disable the error popups.

In the terminal type:

 sudo gedit /etc/default/apport  

Set the value of enabled from 1 to 0, save the file and you are done.