How to get the update manager to run in the panel (as it does by default)?

Chris G cl at
Tue Dec 14 21:53:10 CET 2010

On Tue, Dec 14, 2010 at 08:58:15PM +0100, Liviu Andronic wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 14, 2010 at 7:47 PM, Chris G <cl at> wrote:
> > On Tue, Dec 14, 2010 at 07:43:27PM +0100, Liviu Andronic wrote:
> >> On Tue, Dec 14, 2010 at 7:12 PM, Chris G <cl at> wrote:
> >> > How does one get the default Update Manager way of working where it
> >> > appears in the xfce panel when new updates are available?
> >> >
> >> The Update Manager icon appears in the systray (not the panel) when
> >> new updates are available. Otherwise, it doesn't.
> >>
> > Not if you don't do *something* first it doesn't! :-)
> >
> This is more of an Ubuntu issue, so it would be appropriate to address
> it to xubuntu-users, for example.
> > I have update manager installed but it never appears automatically (i.e.
> > when some updates are available).  How does it get run and how does it
> > get to appear in the systray rather than as a normal application?
> >
> I'm not sure. For starters, what version of Ubuntu? Here on 10.04 the
> icon appears automatically in systray when updates are available. The
> only thing that seems relevant in Settings is the 'check for updates
> daily' and 'notify about updates'. Otherwise, try your luck on an
> Ubuntu list.
Yes, I'm on 10.04 too.  

I think it's simply because I installed xfce4 onto Ubuntu server rather
than installing xubuntu from scratch.

I'll go and ask on the xubuntu list.

Chris Green

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