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#1 2012-05-08 17:48:18

Mellowbob
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Registered: 2011-10-16
Posts: 69

[Solved] Update notifier

I've recently upgraded to Ubuntu 12.04 with XFCE4.

In my previous install a "updates available" icon would come up in the panel when they were available. Not so now.

I have made sure the Notificiations applet is active. Yes.

And I found something the web suggesting that I use gconf-editor to set (or unset) the update-notifier auto-launch. No differences found with this.

I should add that update-manager is running okay. If I select it from a menu it shows that updates have been dl'd and are ready to install. Just need a notification.

Suggestions?

Last edited by Mellowbob (2012-05-08 17:52:05)

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#2 2012-05-08 18:18:58

ToZ
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Registered: 2011-06-02
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Re: [Solved] Update notifier

Try using gsettings (or dconf-editor) instead. I believe gconf is deprecated:

gsettings set com.ubuntu.update-notifier auto-launch false

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#3 2012-05-09 16:23:27

Mellowbob
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Registered: 2011-10-16
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Re: [Solved] Update notifier

Thanks. That fixes the problem.

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#4 2014-01-19 16:35:24

Jerry3904
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Registered: 2013-11-09
Posts: 152

Re: [Solved] Update notifier

We have installed that in Xfce 4.10 on Debian Stable.  Notification part works fine, and an icon appears in the Notification Area when an update is available, but neither right- nor left-click has any effect, contrary to what the notification indicates.

Any suggestions about where we should begin to track this behavior down?


MX-14 (based on Debian Stable) with backported Xfce 4.10 on Acer Aspire One 722

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#5 2014-01-19 17:23:32

ToZ
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Re: [Solved] Update notifier

Jerry3904 wrote:

We have installed that in Xfce 4.10 on Debian Stable.  Notification part works fine, and an icon appears in the Notification Area when an update is available, but neither right- nor left-click has any effect, contrary to what the notification indicates.

Any suggestions about where we should begin to track this behavior down?

I don't use Debian so I'm not sure whether there this is a distro issue or not, but to rule out a simpler possible cause, do you have overlapping panels where another panel may be intercepting the mouse click?

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#6 2014-01-19 18:46:49

Jerry3904
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Registered: 2013-11-09
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Re: [Solved] Update notifier

Nope, but thanks.  We have been investigating, and the problem seems to be the link between update-notifier and update-manager in Wheezy.  The exact same packages installed in a testing version of Debian produce the expected behavior: clicking on the update icon calls update-manager.

So pretty clearly nothing to do with Xfce--sorry to have posted it here.


MX-14 (based on Debian Stable) with backported Xfce 4.10 on Acer Aspire One 722

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