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[SOLVED] Notification in Pidgin?

Postby hellnest on Sun Oct 31, 2010 6:26 pm

Did anyone realize there's no Pop Up notification in Pidgin?? Also there were no sound to alert a new message.... This is a bug or what? >.<"
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Re: Notification in Pidgin?

Postby omenest on Sun Oct 31, 2010 6:30 pm

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sudo apt-get install pidgin-libnotify


You can find it on the list of plugins after it is installed, be sure to check it there.
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Re: Notification in Pidgin?

Postby hellnest on Sun Oct 31, 2010 8:03 pm

I Already installed it... >.<" So strange... also i try to reconfigure the plugin still no effect :oops:
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Re: Notification in Pidgin?

Postby omenest on Mon Nov 01, 2010 5:12 am

Do you receive any other notify popups from any other software? Is this problem specific only for pidgin or is it broader? Do you have package notify-osd installed?
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Re: Notification in Pidgin?

Postby chiefjim on Mon Nov 01, 2010 6:34 am

Perhaps related to this. I too am a regular Pidgin user. Incoming sounds work fine except for the original incoming message. This being the one I most want to have getting my attention.
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Re: Notification in Pidgin?

Postby omenest on Mon Nov 01, 2010 6:46 am

chiefjim wrote:Perhaps related to this. I too am a regular Pidgin user. Incoming sounds work fine except for the original incoming message. This being the one I most want to have getting my attention.


I think this has to do with pulseaudio. The sound for incoming message is short and I've noticed pulseaudio tends to give low priority to short sounds. The way I see it, pulseaudio server tries to be "low-latency" and play your sound as early as it can but in the process of doing so it just plays last half of it, because it's already late because it itself adds more latency to the system. I no longer have sound related problems as I've moved my audio platform fully to good old ALSA. I'll leave pulseaudio to beta testing being done on massive scale with ubuntu community. Perhaps some day when the code is usable enough will it find it's way back to my userspace.
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Re: Notification in Pidgin?

Postby chiefjim on Mon Nov 01, 2010 8:14 pm

Any pitfalls to change from PA to ALSA?
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Re: Notification in Pidgin?

Postby omenest on Tue Nov 02, 2010 3:42 am

chiefjim wrote:Any pitfalls to change from PA to ALSA?


Here's an excerpt from 'Why you should care about pulseaudio:
Basic service is well and good, but PulseAudio earned a place in Linux distros' default audio stacks by doing considerably more. PulseAudio can route audio from multiple sources to multiple sinks, both locally and over the network. You can use it to combine multiple soundcards into a single virtual device, to forward music from one PC to another, or to share a single microphone as an input between multiple PCs.

If you don't recognize your own needs in these lines, then you are probably better off with straight ALSA. Unless you intend to do some serious sound editing on open source platform, you don't need pulseaudio. Hell, if you don't even know what words and phrases like sinks, audio stacks and route audio to network devices mean, you don't need pulseaudio.
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Re: Notification in Pidgin?

Postby hellnest on Tue Nov 02, 2010 4:11 am

Well after struglling to make debian squeeze work out on the box i think finally figure out the problem. it's all about the library or that kind of things. Debian is quite different and maybe very different from ubuntu :) it's easy to customized if you want BUT... it's easy also to make you must reinstall again the OS :) gonna post after i install my LMDE in a hour. :) now testing Debian Squeeze
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Re: Notification in Pidgin?

Postby hellnest on Tue Nov 02, 2010 7:03 am

Oke i solved the problem.

Just go to Package Manager. Ah if you facing a problem with search feature in Synaptic Package Manager you can fix it by adding Debian Squeeze repository on you source.list just do an update :)

How to make notify working. There's something miss in installation i guess CMIIW.

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libnotify-doc
pidgin-libnotify
libnotify bin


That's was not installed automaticly :) and causing a problem >.<"...

The other things, if you facing a problem with your audio. Just add Debian Squeeze repo and do an update. Uninstall all pulseaudio things :). On my experience, the sound is much better rather than pulse audio installed.

But honestly that LMDE is eat quite much RAM.. It's arround 550Mb with Gwibber + Banshee + Pidgin + 2Tab iceweasel hehehe... When use an original debian it's only arround 300MB i guess..

Hope it's can help...
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Re: [SOLVED] Notification in Pidgin?

Postby shile on Tue Dec 27, 2011 3:49 pm

My solution to sound problems in pidgin:

Tools -> Preferences -> Sound, and than under "Enable sounds:" set Always
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