[xubuntu-users] Software Updater - disable?

chris chevhq at gmail.com
Sun May 14 20:00:17 UTC 2017

On 15/05/17 02:55, James Freer wrote:
> On Sun, 14 May 2017, Mariusz KubaƄski wrote:
>> James, did you try to disable Update Notifier in Session and Startup >
>> Application Autostart tab in settings?
> No I didn't - that is what I should have done first? Done it now. I take
> it that is the reason for having to add to 10periodic. I'm not an IT
> professional so I am a bit unsure when it comes to tweaking.
> I make keep notes for when the new version comes out.
> many thanks
> james
Hi James,
This issue has caused some problems with Xubuntu failing to shut down on 
some laptops.   I personally have had to deal with over five different 
lappys, and help sort out many others.   if you Google "Xubuntu  failure 
to shut down", you will get some idea of the issue.  It has only 
occurred in my experience since the move to system d.
Using the software updater from the menu to disable automatic updates 
does not seem to work, hence the need to add the line to apt periodic 10.

There was an upgrade to this file about a week ago, and since then the 
shutdown problem has not occurred on any of the machines that I manage.

It has only been an issue on laptops, not desktops, so I assumed (a 
dangerous practice), that it was some conflict between the unattended 
upgrades, and the acpi calls.  I don't really know, but turning off 
unattended upgrades solved both issues for me.
Regards Da Kiwi

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