empathy notification wrong sender name

Bug #1172934 reported by Peter Vilhan on 2013-04-25
This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
empathy (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

The name of the recipient is shown instead of the sender name in message notification applet.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 13.04
Package: empathy 3.6.4-0ubuntu4
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.8.0-19.29-generic 3.8.8
Uname: Linux 3.8.0-19-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.9.2-0ubuntu8
Architecture: amd64
Date: Fri Apr 26 00:03:53 2013
InstallationDate: Installed on 2012-06-20 (309 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS "Precise Pangolin" - Release amd64 (20120425)
MarkForUpload: True
SourcePackage: empathy
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to raring on 2013-04-25 (0 days ago)
ApportVersion: 2.14.1-0ubuntu3
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: Unity
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 14.04
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
Package: empathy 3.8.6-0ubuntu9
PackageArchitecture: amd64
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.13.0-24.46-generic 3.13.9
Tags: trusty
Uname: Linux 3.13.0-24-generic x86_64
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
UserGroups: adm cdrom dip kismet libvirtd lpadmin netdev plugdev sambashare sudo vboxusers
_MarkForUpload: True

Peter Vilhan (peter-vilhan-5) wrote :
CaptSaltyJack (csjubuntu) wrote :

What I think you mean is, in the notification menu, when you get an incoming message, it shows your own name rather than the person you're talking to.

I've discovered what causes this: if you start a conversation with someone, your own name is shown in the notification menu. The other party has to initiate the conversation in order for it to show their name (obviously this is a bug).

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in empathy (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. We are sorry that we do not always have the capacity to look at all reported bugs in a timely manner. There have been many changes in Ubuntu since that time you reported the bug and your problem may have been fixed with some of the updates. It would help us a lot if you could test it on a currently supported Ubuntu version. When you test it and it is still an issue, kindly upload the updated logs by running apport-collect <bug #> and any other logs that are relevant for this particular issue

Changed in empathy (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Incomplete

apport information

tags: added: apport-collected trusty
description: updated

apport information

Peter Vilhan (peter-vilhan-5) wrote :

This bug is still present in ubuntu 14.04 installed as an update from previous versions.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

[Expired for empathy (Ubuntu) because there has been no activity for 60 days.]

Changed in empathy (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Expired
t3mujin (jpnalmeida) wrote :

I'm also having this on 14.04

Changed in empathy (Ubuntu):
status: Expired → Confirmed
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