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new user Fedora 25 how-where to send crash report?

asked 2017-03-14 21:59:26 -0500

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Hello, I recently started with Linux and Fedora 25. Things are going pretty well. Yet, after letting my machine sit and go to "sleep" and upon returning in the top middle of my screen in red font I get a message something like: "...Gnome shell has crashed, you might want to report this..." What is the procedure to report crashes? Which data to collect and where and how to send it? Thanks everyone.

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answered 2017-03-14 23:03:32 -0500

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updated 2017-03-14 23:06:35 -0500

Have you discovered the ABRT, Automatic Bug Reporting Tool - it's installed by default. You will need a bugzilla.redhat account and you can select what information is send. Take a look.

link to Fedora wiki

link to documentation

Manually, you can report bugs on Redhat's bug tracker: (but look if that bug has been reported already to avoid duplicates).

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Thank you florian. The automatic reporter sounds best. I will look into that first and the other too. Take care.

nulinuxfan gravatar imagenulinuxfan ( 2017-03-14 23:56:58 -0500 )edit

Thanks again florian! I looked through everything and set up an email. As you wrote, the ABRT was installed so I ran this in the Terminal, "sudo sleep 10m & kill -SIGSEGV %1", to create a test crash. My machine detected the crash and then I used "abrt-cli list" to see crashes reported. The test crash was listed as reported. At this time, the email has not been needed or at least I don't know where to add the email contact. To help the project, I'm happy if the crashes are reported. Will I be notified on my machine about crashes (as necessary) or is that where the email comes in?

nulinuxfan gravatar imagenulinuxfan ( 2017-03-15 21:28:57 -0500 )edit

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