system program problem detected

Asked by ankit goel on 2020-11-23

hello
i am using ubuntu 16.04 LTS . after i log in my system issues me warning message "system program problem detected" . what it could be . pls help

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Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #1

"system program problem detected" alone does not tell anything. There should be more information with that, telling the name of the program that failed.

For diagnostic purposes please provide the output that you receive for the following commands:

uname -a
lsb_release -crid
ls -l /var/crash

ankit goel (ankitgoel2009) said : #2

Hi manfred ,
thanks for ur response . below are the results of the command

command 1) : uname -a
Linux shaifali-hp-notebook 4.15.0-88-generic #88~16.04.1-Ubuntu SMP Wed Feb 12 04:19:15 UTC 2020 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

command 3 ): lsb_release -crid
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS
Release: 16.04
Codename: xenial

command 3) : ls -l /var/crash
total 38844
-rw-r----- 1 root whoopsie 125214 Nov 15 20:49 _lib_systemd_systemd-journald.0.crash
-rw-r----- 1 ankit whoopsie 4388342 Nov 18 22:49 _opt_teamviewer_tv_bin_TVGuiDelegate.1001.crash
-rw-r----- 1 ankit whoopsie 35200362 Nov 15 20:07 _usr_bin_nautilus.1001.crash
-rw-r----- 1 ankit whoopsie 56326 Nov 15 20:07 _usr_share_apport_apport-gtk.1001.crash

Bashing-om (bashing-om) said : #3

ankit goel -

You are seriously out of date:
a) Ubuntu 16.04.7 LTS >> August 13, 2020
b) linux-image-generic-hwe-16.04 (source: linux-meta-hwe): Generic Linux kernel image. In component main, is optional. Version 4.15.0.123.123 (xenial),

I do suggest getting this system updated; insure the system then is in a consistent state.

Run terminal commands:
sudo apt update
sudo apt full-upgrade

Advise us of these results.

-maybe all good now ?-

ankit goel (ankitgoel2009) said : #4

Hi bashing-om ,
Yes you are right . My system is out of date but is that the reason why this error message is popping up .

Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #5

There is a known problem in Ubuntu 16.04, that in some cases the report about a program crash cannot be delivered to the Ubuntu error reporting servers, and a message about this pops up with every log-in.

The easiest way to solve the problem is deleting the crash files with the command

sudo rm /var/crash/*.crash

Additionally you should also install the package updates.

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