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    Software update notification for something I don't have.

    Why do I receive a software notification for WPA and WPA2 when my desk top has no wireless capibilities?

    And won't go away when I deselect it.
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    Re: Software update notification for something I don't have.

    They are default packages necessary for wireless. A new or even casual user would probably not know that they would have install the wpasupplicant package to secure their wireless if it was not default.

    Though I have a desktop there are many packages related to battery use installed with my Ubuntu. There are many examples like this including Bluetooth and printing related packages. I use AMD and get updates for Intel related packages fairly often.

    A way around this would be a minimal installation and then you could ad what you want.
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/In...tion/MinimalCD
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    Re: Software update notification for something I don't have.

    Quote Originally Posted by Frogs Hair View Post
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    A way around this would be a minimal installation and then you could ad what you want.
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/In...tion/MinimalCD
    Or they could just be accepted as the trivial things that they are which won't affect the system in any negative way.
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    Re: Software update notification for something I don't have.

    Or they could just be accepted as the trivial things that they are which won't affect the system in any negative way.
    Exactly , removing such things won't have great effect on the size of the installation and may make it unstable if desktop dependencies are included.
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    Re: Software update notification for something I don't have.

    Quote Originally Posted by Frogs Hair View Post
    Exactly , removing such things won't have great effect on the size of the installation and may make it unstable if desktop dependencies are included.
    +1 and we are suggesting you to leave them as they are .

    i think you can use this to keep them quite

    http://askubuntu.com/questions/13021...ation-in-12-04
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