notifications don't go away

Bug #1452313 reported by Dan Keshet
This bug affects 7 people
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kubuntu-meta (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

When I get notifications, they remain, permanently, even after the event has been resolved. They persist through ending the session and beginning again, although not through a reboot. The example I have attached is a system update available notification, but earlier, I had different notifications. Hovering over them makes them transparent but doesn't reveal a way to remove. The notification menu in the system tray says there are notifications.

dkesh@bran:~$ lsb_release -rd
Description: Ubuntu 15.04
Release: 15.04

dkesh@bran:~$ apt-cache policy kubuntu-desktop
  Installed: 1.323
  Candidate: 1.323
  Version table:
 *** 1.323 0
        500 vivid/universe amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

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Dan Keshet (dan-keshet) wrote :
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erugg (eru-gg) wrote :


Particularly, in my case notifications about Wi-Fi don't fade away (losing connection, succesful connection, 'can't scan while already scanning')

Temporary solution - restart plasma:
killall plasmashell

Then the notifications 'catch up', i.e. the ones that should have appeared after the one which was stuck, appear for a brief moment and the fade away normally

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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in kubuntu-meta (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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Ales (w-ales) wrote :

In my case it's "System update available" only. When it show up it persist forever. Other notifications behave as expected.

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Dan Keshet (dan-keshet) wrote :

This could be a total red herring, but I've been experiencing this mostly after I have plugged an external monitor in to my laptop (in side-by-side mode) and then removed that external monitor.

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Tobias Schmidt (tobias-schmidt403+launchpad) wrote :

I mainly experience this issue after waking up the system from stand by. Usually it's a notification about "available updates", but it can be others too.

The killall plasmashell command does help sometimes, but often it does not and then I have no clue how to remove this annoying notification (except for rebooting the system).

Until there is a fix: Is there any way to remove notifications "manually"?

tags: added: vivid
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