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    Question How do I silence the flash-plugin install reminder

    Every time I start up I get a reminder that some software could not be installed. I am going to guess that this is due to a past failure to install the flashplugin. I have two accounts on my machine: 1 for work (which uses a proxy), and 1 for non-proxy Internet access. This is so that I can install things like the flashplugin and have it complete.

    I have successfully installed the plugin under my non-proxy account. However, the primary account I use keeps pestering me about the flashplugin install not succeeding.

    Is there a way I can silence this reminder? It's inaccurate, annoying, and an aggravating reminder that the flashplugin-installer doesn't play nicely with proxies. (Yes, I've tried every suggestion I can find in these here forums and none work for me. boo...)

    Edit with some additional information:
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    The dialog I get is the following:
    * Update Information -- KDE Daemon
    * There are two "?" items on the left: (1) Failure to download extra data files, (2) Data files for some packages could not be downloaded.
    * Text for the first item: "The following packages requested additional data downloads after package installation, but the data could not be downloaded or could not be processed...flashplugin-installer .. The download will be attempted again later, or you can try the download again now. Running this command requires an active Internet connection."
    * Text for the second item: "The following packages requested additional data downloads after package installation, but the data could not be downloaded or could not be processed...flashplugin-installer .. This is a permanent failure that leaves these packages unusable on your system. You may need to fix your Internet connection, then remove and reinstall the packages to fix this problem."
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    Update: Now that I have the exact text to search on... I found this thread: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2134888 . I'll give that a try and see what happens.
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    Update: Well that didn't work. I removed the flashplugin-installer.failed file and then the same dialog started complaining about ttf-mscorefonts-installer. I then removed the ttf-mscorefonts-installer.failed file and now the dialog is complaining about the fonts AND the flash plugin. It's be so super marvy if these installers would play nicely with a proxy.
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    Help is appreciated.
    This community is awesome!
    Last edited by arch0njw; March 19th, 2014 at 01:49 PM.

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