I have two laptops, both with Ubuntu 19.04 installed. One of them is a couple of years older and has had the Ubuntu version upgraded a few times. The other one is newer and got 19.04 installed from the beginning, not upgraded from any previous Ubuntu version.
On my older laptop I sometimes get error messages looking like this:
which is nice because it allows me to click the “Show details” button to see lots of details about what happened.
On the newer laptop there are sometimes messages looking like this:
I suspect that it may be the same kind of problem but for some reason handled differently by Ubuntu despite the fact that both are running Ubuntu 19.04.
Do these messages mean the same thing?
If not, what is the difference between “application … closed unexpectedly” and “system program problem detected” and how can I get more details in the latter case? (the “system program problem detected” leaves no file in
One theory I have about this is that the older laptop, having originally run older Ubuntu versions and then been upgraded, has some settings in a config file somewhere left from a previous Ubuntu version telling it to use the older, more detailed (and in my opinion much better) way of showing errors. Could this theory be correct? If so, which config file would I need to modify in order to get the behavior I want, allowing me to show details about the error?