How to Disable Apport in Ubuntu

You probably have seen the error message: “Sorry, Ubuntu 13.04 Has Experienced An Internal Error” countless times. There are several bugs in Ubuntu 13.04 that keep causing problems to the system and everytime it does, the system will show an error message (also known as apport). The worst thing is that there is basically nothing you can do about it as it doesn’t provide you the detail of the crash or a way to fix it. This means that the apport is nothing more than just an annoying message that disrupt my work again and again.

Luckily, there is a way to disable apport in Ubuntu, and it is pretty simple.

Open a terminal and type:

sudo nano /etc/default/apport

Change the





Save and exit.

That’s it.


Damien Oh started writing tech articles since 2007 and has over 10 years of experience in the tech industry. He is proficient in Windows, Linux, Mac, Android and iOS, and worked as a part time WordPress Developer. He is currently the owner and Editor-in-Chief of Make Tech Easier.

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