[Bug 1246364] Re: update-notifier does not show a tray icon in xubuntu 13.10 (fwd)

Stephen Michael Kellat skellat at SDF.ORG
Mon May 5 01:29:40 UTC 2014

I am drawing special attention to this bug on account of Xubuntu 13.10 
going End of Life in July 2014.

Stephen Michael Kellat

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Date: Sun, 04 May 2014 19:39:29 -0000
From: hackel <1246364 at bugs.launchpad.net>
To: skellat at sdf.lonestar.org
Subject: [Bug 1246364] Re: update-notifier does not show a tray icon in xubuntu

This really needs to be fixed.  I'm actually a Unity user myself, but I
certainly do not want update-manager to run automatically whenever there
are updates, uselessly consuming resources until I manually close it.  I
want to be *notified* that there are updates, and then choose whether I
want to run update-manager to install them, or (much more likely)
install them with aptitude from the terminal.  I really don't give a
damn about your "usability studies."  So they didn't notice the
indicator icon?  Well I never notice it in Unity, which I have set to
auto-hide and rarely actually look at.  People are *different* and come
from different backgrounds.

This one-size-fits-all bullshit really needs to stop?that's what made
Windows so awful.  There are many different categories of users and they
all have different needs.  You want to make this awful behaviour the
default?  Fine.  But removing the option entirely is just spitting in
the face of your users and driving them to other distributions.

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   update-notifier does not show a tray icon in xubuntu 13.10

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Status in ?update-notifier? package in Ubuntu:

Bug description:
   update-notifier does not show a tray icon/notification in xubuntu 13.10 anymore. Instead the software updater window appears minimized, when updates are available.
   Additionally I tried to trigger the 'System Restart Required'-notification manually by adapting /var/run/reboot-required, but no notification was displayed (although it shows up in motd).
   As a side note: I got a 'there is something wrong with updates'-notification by removing update-notifier-common while update-notifier was running.

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