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[SOLVED] Notify-Send

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[SOLVED] Notify-Send

Post by userx-bw » Sat May 25, 2019 2:58 pm

This might be premature, but I am not getting any messages put to the screen when I use notify-send on of cli. so I tried installing something called and still am getting nothing.

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:: Proceed with installation? [Y/n] 
(1/1) checking keys in keyring                      [---------------------------] 100%
(1/1) checking package integrity                    [---------------------------] 100%
(1/1) loading package files                         [---------------------------] 100%
(1/1) checking for file conflicts                   [---------------------------] 100%
:: Processing package changes...
(1/1) installing                     [---------------------------] 100%
:: Running post-transaction hooks...
(1/1) Arming ConditionNeedsUpdate...
[userx@arcooo ~]$ notify-send "hey"
[userx@arcooo ~]$ whereis
notify-send: /usr/bin/ /usr/bin/notify-send
[userx@arcooo ~]$ notify-send "hey"
[userx@arcooo ~]$ sudo nano /usr/bin/
[userx@arcooo ~]$ ls -la /usr/bin/
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 9456 May 25 07:48 /usr/bin/
[userx@arcooo ~]$ ls -la /usr/bin/notify-send
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 18304 Apr  5 14:20 /usr/bin/notify-send
as one can see both programs are installed, when I type in something as simple as

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notify-send "hey"
nothing appears anywhere on the screen. I am using e16 as a desktop in a xfce4 install of this linux distro.

I am currently moving files so I cannot log out and into xfce4 to check and see what is does in that desktop at this moment in time.

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Re: [SOLVED] Notify-Send

Post by erikdubois » Sat May 25, 2019 4:44 pm

We do not really use notify-send as a user.
The desktop uses it and there is a daemon started at boot to do the notifications

Every desktop has a different kind ... ifications

This will work on xfce

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notify-send -t 0 "Hello" "Goodbye"

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notify-send --help 
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