Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1250742
notification-daemon is not present on standard LXDE session
Last modified: 2015-08-18 01:25:21 EDT
Description of problem:
notification-daemon is not launched by default on Fedora-Live-LXDE-x86_64-23_Alpha-1.iso. Users can't catch notifications.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install Fedora 23 from Fedora-Live-LXDE-x86_64-23_Alpha-1.iso.
2. Boot the installed system.
3. Log in to a standard LXDE session
4. Issue "notify-send 'test'" via lxterminal
1. /usr/libexec/notification-daemon is not running by default
2. Notifications are losed.
1. /usr/libexec/notification-daemon or another provider should be launched by default.
2. Users should be able to receive notifications
I'm testing inside a qemu-kvm guest.
Currently I am not sure if this is really a "bug" or should be classified as RFE (request for enhancement). Are there any strict reason LXDE should launch notification-daemon by default? LXDE is designed to be "light" and if not strictly needed we don't want to launch process if possible.
Well, that's a good question. IfI remember correctly, notification-daemon was present in the recent versions of Fedora. Furthermore, a standard live session of Lxde has got this process enabled and running: it just disappears after the installation.
This last point made me think about a bug, but now I'm not sure. I think that Fedora should follow upstream, but in case of Lxde I don't know if there a standard set of packages...
Ah, actually now I checked kickstart file and verified that for live sesssion notification-daemon runs:
and also notification-daemon is explicitly listed in LXDE critpath
so I guess Fedora LXDE desktop's intension is to run notification-daemon by default (Christoph?)
For now I will change so that notification-daemon runs on LXDE desktop by default.
lxsession-0.5.2-6.fc23 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 23.
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 23 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing lxsession-0.5.2-6.fc23'
as soon as you are able to.
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lxsession-0.5.2-6.fc23 has been pushed to the Fedora 23 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.