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    Default LEAP automatic software updater

    What is the name of the software updater that pops up, and how do I disable it?

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    Default Re: LEAP automatic software updater

    If you are using Plasma 5, then you can disable it in the tray settings.

    I don't know the name.
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    Default Re: LEAP automatic software updater

    Searching for "update" in Yast software manager, I see that there is something called "plasma5-pk-updates" which seems to fit the description.
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    Default Re: LEAP automatic software updater

    Quote Originally Posted by nrickert View Post
    If you are using Plasma 5, then you can disable it in the tray settings.

    I don't know the name.
    actually I don't think it can be disabled in the tray settings.
    Going to systray settings and unchecking "software updates" removes the icon but does not stop the popups from occurring hourly.
    Doesn't appear to be any setting within the updater itself to disable it - only to change the frequency (haven't checked to see if this works yet.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by farcusnz View Post
    actually I don't think it can be disabled in the tray settings.
    Going to systray settings and unchecking "software updates" removes the icon but does not stop the popups from occurring hourly.
    Yes - partly. For authentication nonsense I won't go into again, the updater says my system is offline (it isn't - wifi is connected). So icon is not showing in tray, but it is showing in "Status and Notifications". I uncheck in systray settings, and the entry for the updater disappears from Status and Notifications. Re-checking the setting brings it back with the same phony status of "Your system is offline". I'm guessing it does remove from systray. Maybe a separate authentication process is causing the three messages to appear...

    If you are on a wired connection, this issue may not occur(?).
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    Default Re: LEAP automatic software updater

    Quote Originally Posted by farcusnz View Post
    Going to systray settings and unchecking "software updates" removes the icon but does not stop the popups from occurring hourly.
    I have not had any update popups since unchecking that.
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    Default Re: LEAP automatic software updater

    Quote Originally Posted by nrickert View Post
    I have not had any update popups since unchecking that.
    Now the wifi authentication nonsense is hopefully gone here - just had the first reboot without kwallet interfering or being asked for the passkey. After editing NM's connection, I avoided logout/in this time round which seemed to cause authorization issues before (polkit related I suppose).

    The updater immediately presented me with six updates that installed ok. I will wait on Leap to see if the hourly three notifications appear again. After that I can test disabling the updater, etc.

    It doesn't help to have this unstable Plasma 5 system tray where icons disappear leaving blank spaces e.g in the case of KMix and other sound volume icon randomly appearing or not. Now KMix won't start and I have no volume icons in the tray (sound is ok though).
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    Default Re: LEAP automatic software updater

    Quote Originally Posted by consused View Post
    Now the wifi authentication nonsense is hopefully gone here...

    The updater immediately presented me with six updates that installed ok. I will wait on Leap to see if the hourly three notifications appear again. After that I can test disabling the updater, etc.
    Leap's been running for almost two hours and no further good/bad updater notifications to report, I just made the updater check for updates, there were none, and it responded correctly.

    BTW, I did not back out the troublesome polkit update, it remains installed. If the next reboot does not present any wifi authorization issues and/or updater failures, then I would say the polkit problem is now being avoided here, but will have zerp evidence that disabling the updater in systray actually fails.
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    Quote Originally Posted by farcusnz View Post
    actually I don't think it can be disabled in the tray settings.
    Going to systray settings and unchecking "software updates" removes the icon but does not stop the popups from occurring hourly.
    Doesn't appear to be any setting within the updater itself to disable it - only to change the frequency (haven't checked to see if this works yet.)
    I get the same thing: Software Updates is unchecked in the systray settings. Icon no longer shows in the tray, but I'm still getting a more-or-less hourly notification that I have updates waiting.

    As for the frequency setting, I had it on "Daily", and judging by the occasional changes in the number of updates waiting, it's checking several times a day. I just now changed it to "Monthly" and will see if that makes any difference.

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    Default Re: LEAP automatic software updater

    Quote Originally Posted by StevenKarp View Post
    I get the same thing: Software Updates is unchecked in the systray settings. Icon no longer shows in the tray, but I'm still getting a more-or-less hourly notification that I have updates waiting.
    How do you know if it is the same thing? @farcusnz didn't say what his popups stated. For example, my three notifications were failure messages whereas yours are not. Are there updates actually waiting for you to install?
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