Ubuntu – Constant startup error issue – what is com.ubuntu.apport-support-gtk-root


What does the error mean and why does it keep showing up at start-up? I reported a bug but nothing changed.

Best Answer

Ubuntu has a program called Apport that is responsible for detecting such crashes and upon user consent, report these crashes to developers. This process intends to get the problem fixed by the developers.

However it can be very annoying to common users, and there is no point in showing errors to users when they cannot do anything about it themselves. So you might want to disable them.

The apport system creates crash report files in the /var/crash directory. These crash report files cause the error message to appear everytime Ubuntu boots.

Turn off apport

$ gksudo gedit /etc/default/apport

Just set the value of enabled to 0, and this will disable apport.


Save the file and close it. From the next boot onwards, there should be no error messages ever. If you do not want to restart the system then restart apport from the command line.

$ sudo service apport restart
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