How to disable / remove Notification Center 4.3.5.0728

Don't miss a thing. Post your questions and discussion about other uncategorized NAS features here.
Cygon
Starting out
Posts: 15
Joined: Sun Feb 19, 2017 5:31 pm

Re: How to disable / remove Notification Center 4.3.5.0728

Post by Cygon » Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:28 pm

Same here. When I bought my NAS in 2017, the "App Center" was a blank slate. I installed Container Station and that's all I needed.

Now I have 6 other apps I don't want or use that I can't uninstall (License Center, Notification Center, Qboost, QTS SSL Certificate, Resource Monitor, SSD Profiling Tool). I would like to get rid of these. Plus the "Helpdesk" that I can at least uninstall again after it gets installed with each firmware update.

Frustrated2020
New here
Posts: 3
Joined: Sat Aug 22, 2020 2:05 pm

Re: How to disable / remove Notification Center 4.3.5.0728

Post by Frustrated2020 » Sat Aug 22, 2020 2:10 pm

Me too. I should be able to remove ALL the ** I don't use or need.
I am a new user who only joined this forum to add my voice to the direction QNAP is going. Great hardware ruined by useless bloat. Synaptic is looking better and better.

User avatar
OneCD
Ask me anything
Posts: 7969
Joined: Sun Aug 21, 2016 10:48 am
Location: "... there, behind that sofa!"

Re: How to disable / remove Notification Center 4.3.5.0728

Post by OneCD » Sat Aug 22, 2020 2:12 pm

Frustrated2020 wrote:
Sat Aug 22, 2020 2:10 pm
Synaptic is looking better and better.
Synaptic? :'

ImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImage

User avatar
jaysona
Easy as a breeze
Posts: 292
Joined: Tue Dec 02, 2008 11:26 am
Location: Somewhere in the Great White North

Re: How to disable / remove Notification Center 4.3.5.0728

Post by jaysona » Fri Aug 28, 2020 12:46 pm

I was on a conf. call earlier today, bored out of my skull as the topic was a drain-circling topic, so I decided to start poking around on one of my sacrificial NAS units.

What I found out so far about Notification Center.
/etc/init.d/nc.sh is a symlink to /mnt/ext/opt/NotificationCenter/etc/init.d/nc.sh

Notification Center is a QPKG app, which means it should be possible to remove it. Notification Center uses its own specific MariaDB (wtf QNAP?) so that needs to be dealt with and has some apache specific config file as well.

I have more than a few work things lined up my plate at the moment, so I am not sure when I'll be able to fully dive into getting rid of NC, but if someone else here wants to poke around their NAS to see what's up with NC, some of the areas of interest are:

/mnt/ext/opt/NotificationCenter/etc/init.d/nc.sh
/etc/config/nc
/usr/local/sbin/ncd (symlink to /mnt/ext/opt/NotificationCenter/usr/sbin/ncd)
/usr/local/sbin/ncdb (symlink to /mnt/ext/opt/NotificationCenter/usr/sbin/ncdb)
/usr/local/sbin/nc (symlink to /mnt/ext/opt/NotificationCenter/usr/sbin/nc)
/usr/local/sbin/ncd (symlink to /mnt/ext/opt/NotificationCenter/usr/sbin/ncd)
/usr/local/sbin/nc_tool (symlink to /mnt/ext/opt/NotificationCenter/usr/sbin/nc_tool)
/usr/local/sbin/msgfmt (symlink to /mnt/ext/opt/NotificationCenter/usr/sbin/msgfmt)

and many more ......

It seems like most of the interesting stuff will be in /mnt/ext/opt/NotificationCenter/ which means that removing this unwanted bloatware may not be as difficult as some may have thought.

Of course, I feel I really should not have to write the following, but I will just the same. :roll:

If you don't know what you're doing with the innards of Linux, don't go poking around and changing things. If you feel like poking around and changing stuff, then by all means go for it. If, as part of the poking around and changing stuff your NAS gets messed up, that'll be your problem, not mine.
H/W: TS-219 Pro / TS-269 Pro / TS-253 Pro (8Gig) / TS-509 Pro x2 / TS-569 Pro
H/W: TS-670 Pro (i7-3770S 16Gig) x2 / TS-853 Pro (8Gig) / TVS-871 Pro (i7-4790S 16Gig)
O/S: Slackware 14.2 / MS Windows 7-64 (x5)
Router1: Asus RT-AC86U - Asuswrt-Merlin - 384.19
Router2: Asus RT-AC68U - DD-WRT v3.0-r39960M kongac
Router3: Linksys WRT1900AC - DD-WRT v3.0-r43028 std
Router4: Asus RT-AC66U - FreshTomato v2020.7
Misc: Popcorn Hour A-110/WN-100, Pinnacle Show Center 250HD, Roku SoundBridge Radio (all retired)

Frustrated2020
New here
Posts: 3
Joined: Sat Aug 22, 2020 2:05 pm

Re: How to disable / remove Notification Center 4.3.5.0728

Post by Frustrated2020 » Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:10 am

OneCD wrote:
Sat Aug 22, 2020 2:12 pm
Frustrated2020 wrote:
Sat Aug 22, 2020 2:10 pm
Synaptic is looking better and better.
Synaptic? :'
Meant Synology :mrgreen:
Anything would be better right now. I'll be investigating other options when our current NAS' get to end of life or we get fed up with QNAP's "features"; which ever comes first!!

tlenl
New here
Posts: 6
Joined: Sun Oct 15, 2017 3:45 am

Re: How to disable / remove Notification Center 4.3.5.0728

Post by tlenl » Wed Sep 23, 2020 2:47 am

I'm waiting too for someone able to remove this SO MUCH NEEDED application! eheh

Oh, and don't forget the SO LOVED Multimedia Console.

Yes, so beautiful if i want to be my NetworkAttachedSTORAGE a f....ing fast celeronN multimedia ON THE FLY converter :S

Post Reply

Return to “Miscellaneous”