xfce4-notifyd does not get run if notify-osd is installed

Bug #984230 reported by Chris Bainbridge on 2012-04-17
This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Xfce4 Notifyd
notify-osd (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

I have a dual-monitor setup. Notifications always appear on the top-right of the right side monitor. This is a bit annoying for the same reasons discussed in this thread: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1452066

If I go to XFCE Settings Manager / Notifications and try changing the theme or default position it has no effect. All notification bubbles still appear in the top-right of the right side monitor, and in the same theme.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
Package: notify-osd 0.9.34-0ubuntu2
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-23.36-generic 3.2.14
Uname: Linux 3.2.0-23-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.0.1-0ubuntu4
Architecture: amd64
Date: Tue Apr 17 18:56:24 2012
GtkTheme: Ambiance
IconTheme: ubuntu-mono-dark
MachineType: Dell Inc. PowerEdge T105
 PATH=(custom, user)
ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-3.2.0-23-generic root=UUID=8415d962-23c8-4b89-9400-e00e4ad9a25f ro
 xserver-xorg 1:7.6+12ubuntu1
 libgl1-mesa-glx 8.0.2-0ubuntu3
 libdrm2 2.4.32-1ubuntu1
 xserver-xorg-video-intel 2:2.17.0-1ubuntu4
 xserver-xorg-video-ati 1:6.14.99~git20111219.aacbd629-0ubuntu2
SourcePackage: notify-osd
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
WindowManager: compiz
 Section "ServerFlags"
 Option "NoTrapSignals" "true"
dmi.bios.date: 07/30/2009
dmi.bios.vendor: Dell Inc.
dmi.bios.version: 1.4.4
dmi.board.name: 0RR825
dmi.board.vendor: Dell Inc.
dmi.board.version: A00
dmi.chassis.type: 7
dmi.chassis.vendor: Dell Inc.
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnDellInc.:bvr1.4.4:bd07/30/2009:svnDellInc.:pnPowerEdgeT105:pvr(none):rvnDellInc.:rn0RR825:rvrA00:cvnDellInc.:ct7:cvr:
dmi.product.name: PowerEdge T105
dmi.product.version: (none)
dmi.sys.vendor: Dell Inc.

From upstream bug: "Yes, you are not running xfce4-notifyd hence its settings dialog has no effect. If you have several notifications daemons installed there is no way to predict which one will be used (DBUS magic), I would say you need to remove notify-osd."

So either this "dbus magic" needs to be fixed, or the xfce4-notifyd package should be set to conflict with notify-osd.

summary: - notify-osd ignores xfce notification settings
+ xfce4-notifyd does not get run if notify-osd is installed
no longer affects: xfce4-settings
no longer affects: notify-osd
Changed in notify-osd (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
Changed in xubuntu-desktop:
importance: Undecided → Low
importance: Low → Undecided
Matthew Paul Thomas (mpt) wrote :

This has nothing to do with notify-osd -- it has never claimed to emulate settings of other notifications systems.

Changed in notify-osd (Ubuntu):
status: New → Invalid
no longer affects: xubuntu-desktop
Chris Butler (chrisb-debian) wrote :

I can't remove notify-osd since I'm using a multi-user machine, and some of the users are using other desktop environments. How does the "dbus magic" work, and can it be turned into correctly-working magic?

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