Tuesday, 3 July 2018

Updated : Proxmox pve 5.2-5 (and Proxmox 6.x) disable subscription nag

In Proxmox pve 5.2-5 (and Proxmox 6.x) the location of the file that renders the subscription notification has changed.

It is now '/usr/share/javascript/proxmox-widget-toolkit/proxmoxlib.js'

To disable the message locate the line

" if (data.status !== 'Active') { "

 and comment it out, then add the line

"  if (false) { "

 directly below the one you just commented out.

The section will look like this 

var data = response.result.data;
               //if (data.status !== 'Active') {
               if (false) {
                       title: gettext('No valid subscription'),

This will not magically give you a full subscription, but it will stop the message popping up

Sunday, 22 April 2018

Samsung Android 8.0, How to disable Bixby

Finally after having to use 3rd party apps to suppress Bixby for many many months, I have found a way of disabling it which :-

A > does not need a Samsung account
B > does works even on the latest update (as of 22/4/2018)
C > persists across reboots
D > does not require a 3rd party app
E > does not need root access

the process is as follows,

1> connect to the device over adb from your computer (note you need adb tools for this https://developer.android.com/studio/releases/platform-tools.html)

2> access the device shell (adb shell)

3> disable the apps with the following commands
      pm disable-user com.samsung.android.bixby.agent
      pm disable-user com.samsung.android.bixby.es.globalaction
      pm disable-user com.samsung.android.bixby.wakeup
      pm disable-user com.samsung.android.bixby.plmsync
      pm disable-user com.samsung.android.bixby.voiceinput
      pm disable-user com.samsung.systemui.bixby
      pm disable-user com.samsung.android.bixby.agent.dummy

Bixby should no longer open when pressing the button on the side of the phone