All good after restart. No issues at all.
BFB icon is now shown clockwise as per http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2013/04/c...MG!+Ubuntu!%29
Although software updater is still anti-clock.
Thanks to Matthew Paul Thomas’s specification and work by Dylan McCall and myself, there is a proposed patch to change the Software Updater’s details panel.
(...)Read the rest of Software Updater Changes in Ubuntu 13.04 (95 words)
Sometime this morning (10 July 2012) the Software Updater stopped working on my Quantal machine. That is, it doesn't open at all, either from the Software Up To Date menu item under the gear wheel, or from the Software Update icon in the Dash.
When it started I was running the 3.5.0-3-generic kernel, but I have since upgraded to the 3.5.0-4-generic kernel and the problem persists.
I am very new in Ubuntu. Every day - some days more than once - a Software Updater appears in my left side bar. Is this normal in linux? Do I really have every day to see this and restart my computer? Obviously I don't want to miss the updater recommended for Ubuntu but too often seems to be useless.
When Software Updater launches itself (after finding available updates) and the icon appears in the Unity Launcher, I cannot open the application. My only options are to right-click and 'Install available updates.' (I'd kinda like to review what the available updates are! :> )
If I alt-tab, the Software Updater appears as a running/selectable app.
Whenever there are updates, the software updater appears in the Unity bar. If I click it, nothing happens. If I right click it, it gives me the option to install all updates, which it does. But, nothing opens up to show me the progress of the updates. It just happens in the background.