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I have Kubuntu 12.04 installed. Each time I boot I receive a notification that the battery I am using has been recalled. This is not actually the case, as the recall doesn't apply to T61 model of Thinkpad. The message looks like this:

battery recall notification

I would like to permanently dismiss this notification.

I have tried:

  • copying /lib/udev/rules.d/95-upower-battery-recall-lenovo.rules to /lib/udev/rules.d/96-upower-battery-recall-lenovo.rules and modifying some of the logic in there. Note the higher number, intended to take priority over rule in /lib/udev, but it doesn't appear to.
  • modified "/apps/gnome-power-manager/notify/perhaps_recall" property to be unchecked using gconf-editor

How do I get rid of this annoying warning?

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2 days ago i installed KDE Plasma Desktop on top of Ubuntu 12.04 and i get similar warnings(for Toshiba notebook). I could not find any solution except this:

Go Settings > System Settings > Power Management

Under "Power Management", click Advanced Settings > Configure Notifications

Then uncheck "Play a sound" and "Show a message in a popup" options for "Broken Battery(or something similar to this; i translated from Turkish, it might be different.)" notification.

I just found this solution and tested twice(once by logging off and once by restarting); notification was gone.

And please consider: This probably is not a right way to get rid of this wrong and annoying notification.

Hope this helps.

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