Peter G. wrote:
The update widget runs automatically, even though I turned off
automatic updates in system settings. Still, when I right-
click on the widget, a completely different and reduced set of
options appears, which does not include turning it off.
While I don't mind it running, even though I do all of my
system updating on the command line, the widget runs every
hour or more, it would appear and generates endless error
output, always the following:
"The task was forcibly canceled The task was canceled
successfully and no packages were changed.
The backend did not exit cleanly."
How can I either have it run correctly or just turn it off?
It means the packagekit daemon (that handles installs/upgrades) encountered
an error and/or crashed.
To turn it off, right click ^ in system tray => system tray settings =>
general => extra items => (uncheck) "Software updates"