I don’t want Update Manager popping up on its own, but I do want to be notified that there are new updates. In older Ubuntu releases (I don’t remember how old), an icon would display in the notification area if there were updates available, with a different look if there were security updates. I could either bring up a terminal and do
sudo apt-get upgrade or just click the icon to bring up Update Manager. In 10.10 I ran this command to get that behavior back:
gconftool -s --type bool /apps/update-notifier/auto_launch false
That was working great, but now that I’m running 11.04 with Unity, nothing shows up at all. If I do
sudo apt-get upgrade in terminal it installs updates if there are any, but there aren’t always updates and I’d like the nice non-invasive reminder icon back if at all possible. I’ve read about Unity hiding some indicator icons so maybe that’s what’s happening here?