Many people run into this, you are tooling away on your computer when out of the blue an error pops up. It may make you feel angry, perhaps even sick to see these messages, but I am guessing since you are on a Linux distro you have some level of technical knowledge. Linux isn't for everyone but Ubuntu does make it a bit easier to manage some of the difficulties you may find now and then. Maybe it happened because you decided to upgrade that one application you can't live without, perhaps it was a security or system update that caused the issue. Maybe, just maybe it was because you were "exploring" the depths of Ubuntu and did something you were not suppose to do. Well, if your error happens to be one of those, something happened and you and Ubuntu are not sure what exactly, but now it is all better then you may be in luck. My issues occurred when I upgraded to a new kernel, version 4.7.0 RC7. Perhaps it was a good idea to upgrade the kernel to a non-stable release, perhaps not, none the less this is what I do to further my knowledge and gain a better understanding of the environment. After all without tinkering , poking, prodding and every other synonym you can thing of for picking at the computer, most of the issues would not be found, and hence forth not fixed. As stated earlier my issues began when I upgraded the kernel to a newer release that was still a release candidate. Non-stable releases are not for everyone and many people that don't have a desire for the bleeding edge and a little know how might want to stay away. I can't resist trying that new piece of code that has the potential to do great things, or maybe even bring my system to a complete halt, this is why its smart to try these changes in a DEV or other system that is not critical to anything you need to do. Back to the point at hand, After updating my kernel to the newer, but maybe not so stable 4.7.0 RC 7 Ubuntu started to complain about program issues , hence System Program Problem Detected. Not familiar with the error reporting I went to the Google to locate a solution to my problem. After typing in the error to the great Google the solution popped up almost immediately. As it turns out there is a directory located here /var/crash/ that contains the information for this error. Many people tell you to just blindly delete this directory but.........Before you clear out the directory you may want to take a look and see what the actual problem was. After you are satisfied the error was a one time fluke then I would suggest running the following to clear the error:
sudo rm /var/crash/*
This will clear out any errors old or new that may be causing the message to pop up. My error was an old error that has since come and gone, so I cleared it with the hopes it will not return. After the errors have been cleared you should reboot your computer if possible. If rebooting is not an option then then run the following command to kill and restart error reporting:
If any new errors pop up then you will need to investigate the problem further. If your errors did stop like mine did, then you are in the clear, at least for now.
Remember, before deleting all of the information/evidence, check to see what the actual problem was before blindly deleting, you just may find something that will help in the future and prevent further issues like this from popping up.