Cannot see update-notifier icon since upgrade to Dapper

Asked by kenc on 2006-08-11

I have a user created in Breezy. I have never been able to see the update-notifier icon since I upgraded to Dapper (I upgraded manually via apt-get dist-upgrade).

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2006-09-19
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2006-08-12
Kirjanov D.A. (kirjanov) said : #1

edit sources.list file and replace records from breezy to dapper, then
apt-get update
apt-get -u upgrade
apt-get -u dist-upgrade

kenc (gizzar) said : #2

I am at Dapper, but it looks like my update-notifier does not do the auto checking. I believe if I create a new user the update-notifier would do that for THAT user. But not on this user created from Breezy. Is there something that was buggy in the upgrade in the gconf-editor configurations?

Dean Sas (dsas) said : #3

Is your current user in the admin group? You can check using the tool in system->admin->users and groups

kenc (gizzar) said : #4

See related bug - nobody seems to be able to figure this out for some reason...

Dean: I AM in the admin AND adm group - could that be why?

Dean Sas (dsas) said : #5

no, it's normal to be in both. The bug comments seem to indicate that there's a setting in a hidden file in your home directory - I can't find anything relevant though.

Do you have a directory called .update-notifier in your home directory?

kenc (gizzar) said : #6

Yup, there is. it has this file:

-rw-r--r-- 1 kenc kenc 38 2006-06-10 10:37 hooks_seen

and contents looks like:

firefox-restart-required 1149960990 0

BTW, I've upgraded to Edgy Knot 3 in hopes that this will fix it... but not yet!

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