[SOLVED] Notifications broke.

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[SOLVED] Notifications broke.

Post by linmin » Sat Dec 30, 2017 11:56 am

Hi.
Would you please advice me how to fix such problem:

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Some time ago there was similar problem, but after next update it was fixed. No xfce4-notifyd reinstalling, nor installing new or previous versions did have effect. May be the decision is obvious but I do not see it. Thank you in advance for help.
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Re: Notifications broke.

Post by trytip » Sat Dec 30, 2017 1:00 pm

in xfce menu>settings>sessions and startup>session>clear saved sessions click it. rightclick on panel>panel>panel preferences>items>notification area>edit>clear known applications
logOFF/IN see if behavior is the same
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Re: Notifications broke.

Post by linmin » Sat Dec 30, 2017 1:38 pm

in xfce menu>settings>sessions and startup>session>clear saved sessions click it. rightclick on panel>panel>panel preferences>items>notification area>edit>clear known applications logOFF/IN see if behavior is the same
Unfortunately, it is the same.

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Re: Notifications broke.

Post by trytip » Sun Dec 31, 2017 1:16 pm

i can' read the russian what exactly is the problem? how is it broke?
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Re: Notifications broke.

Post by linmin » Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:07 am

i can' read the russian what exactly is the problem? how is it broke?
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As you can see, the notifications can be placed in any corner of the Desktop, but in my case only in top right corner, no matter what position I choose "Top, bottom or left". Next, the appearance of the notification window: as you can see they are all different, botn in my case - simple green thin window and, of course, no matter do I change the theme or not - it is the same. The problem is in this behavior of the Notifications: no customizing, no changable position.

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Re: Notifications broke.

Post by trytip » Tue Jan 02, 2018 1:33 pm

i am confused are these your screenshots from your computer? post a screenshot of the current issue on your display what do you have checked in settings>session and startup>application autostart?

do you have notify-osd installed? search synaptic for this and try to uninstall but beware of any other dependencies that will be removed
what is your output in terminal for ps -ef | grep notif
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Re: Notifications broke.

Post by linmin » Tue Jan 02, 2018 3:08 pm

ps -ef | grep notif
Before

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lmmin@lmm ~ $ ps -ef | grep notif
root        36     2  0 06:43 ?        00:00:00 [fsnotify_mark]
lmmin    27035 27020  0 20:17 pts/0    00:00:00 grep --color=auto notif
After installation

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lmmin@lmm ~ $ ps -ef | grep notif
root        36     2  0 20:25 ?        00:00:00 [fsnotify_mark]
lmmin     3046  3030  0 20:55 pts/1    00:00:00 grep --color=auto notif
notify-osd
It was not installed but I did install it, logout, reboot... Nothing changed.
Once I found similar problem but with sound (the same problem with notification). User said the cause was in chromium-codecs-ffmpeg-extra packet (besides chromium was not installed in system at all). I couldn't check its deleting because it removes chromium-browser too. Well, I suppose there are two causes: or chromium-codecs-ffmpeg-extra packet, or firefox 57 (after upgrading from LM 18.2 to 18.3). Truly, I uninstall v.57 and changed to 52.2.5 ESR. Well, perhaps I should make backup browsers' settings and profiles and uninstall them one by one and see the results.

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Re: Notifications broke.

Post by trytip » Tue Jan 02, 2018 3:31 pm

uninstall notify-osd i only asked if it was installed and you don't need it
check if xfce4-notifyd is installed it is not running

ps -ef | grep xfce4-notifyd <<< run this in terminal
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Re: Notifications broke.

Post by linmin » Wed Jan 03, 2018 3:10 am

ps -ef | grep xfce4-notifyd

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lmmin@lmm ~ $ ps -ef | grep xfce4-notifyd
lmmin     4765  4750  0 09:08 pts/2    00:00:00 grep --color=auto xfce4-notifyd

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Re: Notifications broke.

Post by trytip » Wed Jan 03, 2018 3:55 am

i don't see notifyd running
open task manager and type notifyd in search do you see xfce4-notifyd

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Re: Notifications broke.

Post by linmin » Wed Jan 03, 2018 7:59 am

xfce4-notifyd
There is no such process (in htop or system task manager).

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Re: Notifications broke.

Post by trytip » Wed Jan 03, 2018 3:15 pm

maybe you can install it if it's available in synaptic?
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Re: Notifications broke.

Post by linmin » Wed Jan 03, 2018 4:05 pm

maybe you can install it if it's available in synaptic?
Well, the problem was solved. The xfce4-notifyd packet was installed, but, unfortunately, I do not know how on earth, the notification-daemon packet was uninstalled or deleted... I installed it again and reboot PC. Now everything works as it should be.

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Let me thank you very much for spending your time for solving the problem. I hope the case will help sombody in the future too.

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