This annoying dialog “Authentication Required” started to pop up recently, just after every login to KDE, demanding root password to refresh system repositories.
After a minute or so it disappears on it’s own, followed by a “update failed” tray notification, which also disappears soon. It’s not a blocker, just annoying and looking unprofessionally.
Please, how to get rid of this?
It must be something to do with KDE/Gnome interoperability because:
- it started to appear only after I had installed Gnome alongside my primary KDE
- no Authentication Required pops up when login to Gnome
- the dialog looks like it is from Gnome (KDE has a differently looking password UI)
The popup dialog says: “Authentication is required to refresh the system repositories”.
Action: Refresh system repositories
Vendor: The PackageKit project.
I probably need to go to Gnome and disable some service somewhere but I don’t know what.
How to generally disable automatic update check? I can live without it and rely only on manually triggered updates.
There was perhaps a similar issue discussed in 2014: https://forums.opensuse.org/showthread.php/495234-How-to-disable-automatic-checking-for-updates-after-startup
But the solution go to Configure Desktop (in the menu) → Startup and Shutdown → Service Manager → uncheck the box for Apper as there is no more any Apper service or Configure Desktop app.