Disabling the Ubuntu auto update dialog

I’ve lived with the Ubuntu auto-update dialog on my MythTV box for quite a while. Tonight I did a quick search to see how to disable it.

Thanks to this link:
maketecheasier.com/remove-the-annoying-update-manager-pop-up-in-ubuntu-jaunty

… I discovered that turning off the update dialog was quick and easy. Just do:

gconftool -s --type bool /apps/update-notifier/auto_launch false

You don’t even need a sudo, since it’s just changing your user’s config.

No more popups obscuring MythTV! When something is annoying, a ten second web search can be a good thing.

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One Response to Disabling the Ubuntu auto update dialog

  1. Cheryl Landin says:

    Hello Andrew, I was getting messages to replace toner and drum. So I was online researching the cost of the items I needed for my current printer versus buying another printer. I found I was going to be paying less money for cartridges for the new printer but I was going to lose thousands of pages and this was unacceptable to me even though I was getting a new printer. I happened across your info about resetting toner and drum. I tried it and all of my messages for new parts are gone. God bless you for your detailed instructions. They were a perfect match to your directions. I wish you many blessings for helping people who come to this crossroad of replacing parts or buying a new printer. You have made my day and I cannot thank you enough. THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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