desktop notification positioning
christoph.wickert at googlemail.com
Sun Jun 6 08:00:38 UTC 2010
Am Samstag, den 05.06.2010, 20:03 -0700 schrieb Suvayu Ali:
> Hi everyone,
> I have been having trouble configuring the positioning of the desktop
> (libnotify?) notifications. Neither can I configure the theme for the
> notifications. Is this a know bug or am I doing something wrong?
The problem is that you are configuring xfce4-notifyd, but your system
is using GNOME's notification-daemon.
notification-daemon has no graphical configuration but needs to be
configured through GConf. The keys are living
in /apps/notification-daemon/. You ether install gconf-editor or use the
$ gconftool-2 -s -t string /apps/notification-daemon/popup_location
Allowed values are "top_left","top_right","bottom_left" and
$ gconftool-2 -s -t string /apps/notification-daemon/theme Nodoka
Themes are ether "slider" (the black one) or "Nodoka", we have no other
notification-daemon-engine-* packages in Fedora.
The big problem is that there currently is no way to set the preferred
notification-daemon, see https://bugzilla.redhat.com/484945
But there are a few hacks, choose your favorite:
* The system will use the daemon that was installed last, so you
can uninstall one and reinstall it. notification-deamon needs to
be uninstalled with rpm -e --nodeps, because of it's
* Edit /usr/share/dbus-1/services/org.freedesktop.Notifications.service (notification-deamon) or xfce-org.freedesktop.Notifications.service (xfce4-notifd) and change the line starting with Exec=...
* Remove the file you don't need from
the /usr/share/dbus-1/services/ directory
Hope this helps,
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