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System Program Problem Detected

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Hello,

I am a noob when it comes to troubleshooting Linux.  I've been using Ubuntu 14.04 for quite a while now and am getting around my day-to-day tasks using Nautilus and the terminal window.  I feel like I am ready to begin tackling some of the issues that arise.  For example, each time I boot, I get the attached error (System program problem detected).  In a Windows environment, I would begin by examining the Event Logs and possibly use MSConfig to disable services and startup items until I found the issue.  Unfortunately, I have no idea where to begin with Linux.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

TB
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Ubuntu uses an error reporting system called apport. You have probably some crash reports which your system is trying to resubmit.
You can remove old reports by
sudo rm /var/crash/*

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BTW, In Linux, system logs are written into /var/log directory. And if you want to stop some services from running on system start, read http://upstart.ubuntu.com/cookbook/#disabling-a-job-from-automatically-starting
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