On 06/28/2010 02:38 PM, Mike Wright wrote:
> Steven Stern wrote:
>> On 06/28/2010 01:10 PM, Mike Wright wrote:
>>> Hi all,
>>> Trying desperately not to rant but am very frustrated by this.
>>> I made the mistake of adding the Weather applet to a toolbar and now I
>>> can't turn it off (tcpdump shows it phoning home).
>>> Right click the applet and unclick Update. No go. Updates anyway. OK.
>>> Remove applet from toolbar. No go. Updates anyway.
>>> OK. Logout/Login. Still insists on updating.
>>> I never reboot. OK, reboot. Still calling home to NOAA. What???
>>> Can't figure out the name of the program that the applet calls so I
>>> can't manually destroy the pestilence. This apparently is not something
>>> considered worth noting in the Help/About links and is certainly not
>>> available from the Add to Panel function.
>>> Where is it registered and how in the !#@$ do I kill it?
>>> Second question is how do we learn the names of the programs that are
>>> invoked by these applets? If I can't learn the name how do I yum
>>> update/remove short of rm -rf /?
>>> This is with Weather Report 18.104.22.168 (/usr/bin/you'll never find me,
>>> Bug, idiot, both? (cheap shot accepted)
>>> Sign this wasted way too many hours,
>>> Mike Wright
>> Right clicking and selecting "remove from panel" works for me.
>> $ ps -ef |grep weather
>> sdstern 2220 1 0 Jun27 ? 00:00:00
>> --oaf-activate-iid=OAFIID:GNOME_GWeatherApplet_Factory --oaf-ior-fd=30
>> $ yum provides "*/gweather-applet-2"
>> 1:gnome-applets-2.30.0-1.fc13.i686 : Small applications for the GNOME panel
>> Repo : installed
>> Matched from:
>> Filename : /usr/libexec/gweather-applet-2
>> Applets are controlled from ~/.gconf/apps/panel/applets/
>> With Gnome closed, you should be able to remove the controlling
>> subdirectory if "remove from panel" fails.
> Hate to be a gnub in that case ;D
>> What's so horrible about it contacting NOAA? How else is it supposed to
>> get the weather?
> I was traffic tracing on a private network. Needed to eliminate
> everything. That's how I found that the app (with your invaluable
> assistance) while indeed being removed from the panel was not being
> destroyed i.e. removed from .gconf/apps/panel/applets (definite bug and
> NOT fedora's).
By the way, the clock applet also looks for weather if that feature is
enabled. Right click on the clock and select Preferences. Make sure
"show weather" and "show temperature" are unchecked.
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