Gnome desktop notifications of new updates is not working on my system. I noticed that the notifications stopped working when I removed my desktop user from the sudo group (I prefer to have a separate user with sudo privileges). I found the following post in Debian bugs which suggests that it is necessary for the desktop user to be in the sudo group for the updates notifications to work:
The update-notifier man page mentions the following commandline option:
--force "Force start even if the user is not in the admin group."
Should I consider adding the above option to update-notifier in the startup applications list? Doing "ps aux | grep update" shows that update-notifier is already running, so perhaps it is another process that is the source of the problem?
Thanks in advance for any assistance.
- Debian Squeeze
- update-notifier 0.99.3debian8