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    Default libnotify not working in GNOME (11.4)

    libnotify doesn't display anything, even when I test it with notify-send in the terminal. I recently installed KDE and XFCE to test them out, but uninstalled them later, and I think that may have caused something to break.

    Any ideas?

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    Default Re: libnotify not working in GNOME (11.4)

    On Tue, 2011-03-29 at 22:06 +0000, kog13 wrote:
    > libnotify doesn't display anything, even when I test it with notify-send
    > in the terminal. I recently installed KDE and XFCE to test them out, but
    > uninstalled them later, and I think that may have caused something to
    > break.
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    > Any ideas?
    >
    >

    Hi
    Try using strace;
    Code:
    strace notify-send TEST
    This should give a pointer as to what may be the issue.

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    Default Re: libnotify not working in GNOME (11.4)

    Here's the result.

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    Default Re: libnotify not working in GNOME (11.4)

    No suggestions? I'd rather not have to re-install my system. =/

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    Default Re: libnotify not working in GNOME (11.4)

    Sorry about so many posts in a row, but I think I came closer to the problem. If I run 'notification-properties' and click Preview, I get an error message saying "Unable to display notification: unable to connect to server." So it would appear that the daemon isn't running.

    Any ideas on how to start it?

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    Default Re: libnotify not working in GNOME (11.4)

    Hi
    Sorry I missed your post on the output, which looks normal. So you can't run notification-properties is there any out put from;
    Code:
    ps -ef |grep dbus
    Also try running the strace command on notification-properties, also try running the gconf-editor and browse to /apps/notification-daemon, can you change settings here?
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    Default Re: libnotify not working in GNOME (11.4)

    Well, I found the problem. I guess the notification-daemon package became broken, so I re-installed that and logged out, and it works now. I had already done that with the libnotify1 package, but hadn't realized the daemon was a separate one.

    Thanks for the help anyway. =)

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