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Old 12-04-2013, 04:46 PM   #1
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How to disable HP Device Manager Autostart

On a fresh install of 14.1 the HP Device manager appears on in the system tray on the right in kde. I do not use HP devices, have no requirement for this and am surprised that it seems to be autostarting by default.

I can find no easy way to disable this. Googling suggests that removing /etc/xdg/autostart/hplip-systray.desktop would do it. Is that so? Or does it just remove the icon but I would still have some unwanted process running in the background?
Old 12-04-2013, 04:48 PM   #2
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What desktop are you using?
In Xfce go to Settings > Session & Startup > Applications > Auto Start and remove the check mark to the left of the HP utility.

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Old 12-04-2013, 04:59 PM   #3
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kde I have already looked in System Settings/ Startup and Shutdown/ and I cannot see it there. Unless it is 'Printer Manager'.
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I've moved it to /etc/xdg/autostart/hplip-systray.desktop-DISABLED and it doesn't startup.
Old 12-04-2013, 07:08 PM   #5
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PITA huh, the presumption that everyone needs or wants that service running? Kind of like Windows....

* Create $HOME/.config/autostart/hplip-systray.desktop

* In that text file add this:

[Desktop Entry]

In addition to that, because I don't want the service running at all, I delete /etc/xdg/autostart/hplip-systray.desktop. I delete the file because the file gets updated every time hplip gets updated.
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Originally Posted by glorsplitz View Post
I've moved it to /etc/xdg/autostart/hplip-systray.desktop-DISABLED and it doesn't startup.
Or change the permission to 640 to prevent the startup for ordinary users.
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If you don't need it ...

removepkg hplip
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Old 12-05-2013, 04:08 AM   #8
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Thanks for all that. It seems to me that there is no reason to keep the package at all.
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HPLIP was auto-started since it was added to Slackware 12.0, but the taskbar notification icon was hidden by default. So maybe they changed the default configuration.


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