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FS#24052 - libnotify doesn't work anymore.

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Antoine B. (Merkil) - Monday, 02 May 2011, 17:09 GMT
Last edited by Ionut Biru (wonder) - Saturday, 07 May 2011, 12:33 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages: Extra
Status Closed
Assigned To No-one
Architecture x86_64
Severity High
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 4
Private No



libnotify doesn't send notifications since Gnome 3 has arrived.

Additional info:

extra/libnotify 0.7.2-1
Using a stable system (not using *testing/).

Not using Gnome but Openbox with some Gnome apps.

Steps to reproduce:

Be up-to-date.

$ notify-send "something"

Does not work.

Pidgin does not display notifications anymore.

When I launch nautilus, here is what I get :

(nautilus:5379): libnotify-WARNING **: Failed to connect to proxy
This task depends upon

Closed by  Ionut Biru (wonder)
Saturday, 07 May 2011, 12:33 GMT
Reason for closing:  Duplicate
Additional comments about closing:   FS#23720 
Comment by Ionut Biru (wonder) - Monday, 02 May 2011, 17:18 GMT
notification-daemon doesn't autostart anymore.

you need to start it manually

/usr/lib/notification-daemon-1.0/notification-daemon &
Comment by Antoine B. (Merkil) - Monday, 02 May 2011, 17:28 GMT
That did the hack ;)

It would be good to indicate it in libnotify's post install.
Comment by Ionut Biru (wonder) - Monday, 02 May 2011, 17:29 GMT
i think it will be nice to add this info on the wiki, on openbox or something like that.
Comment by Daniel (aspala) - Monday, 02 May 2011, 18:56 GMT
I am using Openbox and same problem here, no notifications
I did what @Merkil recommended of starting notification-daemon manually (added to but no notifications
Comment by krasu-desu (krasu) - Saturday, 07 May 2011, 12:25 GMT
Still not work for me, even if start it manually

** (notification-daemon:2986): DEBUG: Adding id 1

Gdk-CRITICAL **: gdk_visual_get_red_pixel_details: assertion `GDK_IS_VISUAL (visual)' failed
[3]+ Exit 1 /usr/lib/notification-daemon-1.0/notification-daemon

pacman -Qi notification-daemon openbox gtk3 | grep Version
Version : 0.7.1-1
Version :
Version : 3.0.9-1