Doesn't show any notifications

Reported by Felipe Castillo on 2011-11-01
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This bug affects 11 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Chromify-OSD
Critical
Unassigned

Bug Description

After installing this extension on Google Chrome 15.0.874.106 beta none of the notifications work, non-HTML5 and HTML5.
I found various pages to test and as a simple example I quote this on:

http://beakkon.com/tutorial/html5/desktop-notification

Were hitting the NOTIFY or the NOTIFY ME(HTML5) buttons nothing is displayed. After uninstalling the extension both extensions are displayed and you can clearly see the difference between HTML5 and without it.

James Gifford (jamesgifford) wrote :

I can confirm that this doesn't work in 15.0.874.106 stable either.

Changed in chromify-osd:
status: New → Confirmed
Marco Ceppi (marcoceppi) on 2011-11-22
Changed in chromify-osd:
importance: Undecided → Critical
milestone: none → 2.3.1
Felipe Castillo (fcastillo.ec) wrote :

Any progress on this bug? I really would like to have the pretty notification bubbles back in Chrome.

Check if doing something like:

ldd ~/.config/chromium/Default/Extensions/nmgdlklj*/2.3.0_0/bin/$(dpkg --print-architecture)/npchromifyosd.so | grep "not found"

Doesn't return to you this:
   libnotify.so.1 => not found

In that case you just need to link your libnotify.so.4 to a symlink libnotify.so.1
I'm not sure if doing this on that folder is enough, so I did this:

For amd64:
  sudo ln -s /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libnotify.so.4 /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libnotify.so.1

For i386:
  sudo ln -s /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libnotify.so.4 /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libnotify.so.1

Felipe Castillo (fcastillo.ec) wrote :

Sorry for such a late reply. I did try the command you posted, I did get the "not found" so made the link to the file. After that the notifications still don't work.
Running the first command again doesn't show any not found now, obviously. The test webpage that I posted for the first time is not working apparently, so I've used other pages and even a cached version of that page, but nothing.

Is there something else I can do?

Felipe Castillo (fcastillo.ec) wrote :

After trying many things, I decided to delete the whole configuration file of Chrome. I installed the add-on for the first time again, run it and didn't work. Run the commands you posted so I can link the library file and now it's working! I guess there was some configuration error somewhere.

I would recommend submitting a fix so that user don't have to manually link the library file like I had to do.
I think we should leave the bug open until a proper fixed version is released instead of a workaround.

Felipe Castillo (fcastillo.ec) wrote :

There's a fork of this extension that works for the current version of Ubuntu:
https://github.com/tualatrix/LinuxNativeNotification

Serge van Ginderachter (svg) wrote :

link your libnotify.so.4 to a symlink libnotify.so.1 works for me, sounds like an easy patch

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