Disable Error Reporting in Ubuntu

In this post we will see how to disable painful Error Reporting Messages.

Ubuntu/Linux doesn’t have BSOD, but has Error Reporting messages:

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The error message are generated by apport application.

There are three ways to stop those error reporting messages.

Way 1: Edit apport Configuration file

Open Terminal (CTRL + ALT + T) and run the following commend:

sudo gedit /etc/default/apport

You will see a line “enabled=1“, changed it to “enabled=0” to disable Error Reporting. Save and close GEdit.

Way 2: Disable apport service

The apport service is responsible for generating error messages. So you can disable the apport service using the following commend in Terminal:

sudo systemctl disable apport

Way 3: Remove the apport

You can also remove the apport from system if you want using below commend in Terminal:

sudo apt purge apport


You can delete the crash reports generated by apport, which are located in here:



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