Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 244217
Tray alerts do not work
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:12:07 EST
Description of problem:
No tray alert balloons when I receive private messages or highlighted messages.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Go into Preferences dialog
2. Go to Chatting->Alerts
3. Check 'Private Message' and 'Highlighted Message' in the 'Show tray ballons
4. Close dialog with OK and even try restarting Xchat
balloons! (preferably shaped like a giraffe)
I'm guessing the alerts are implemented via libnotify and/or dbus. I have the
below packaged installed:
Uh, I tried these and they worked here (even with the tray icon disabled, icon
and baloons are apparently handled separately). Note that these (like all the
other notifications you can enable) only show up when X-Chat is not the front
Uhm... Thinking of it, I tried these with the version I built myself outside of
mock, it's possible that we're missing a BuildRequires. I'll check the build
I just tested this with the official binary from updates now. I can't see any
differences in the ldd output or in the build logs, but I redid the test anyway
and it works for me (I get the tray balloons just fine).
Running KDE 3.5.6 (kdebase-3.5.6-12.fc7), though that shouldn't matter.
Do you have notification-daemon running? (Try "pidof notification-daemon", that
should output a number. If it outputs an empty string, you don't have it
(In reply to comment #1)
> Uh, I tried these and they worked here (even with the tray icon disabled, icon
> and baloons are apparently handled separately). Note that these (like all the
> other notifications you can enable) only show up when X-Chat is not the front
I wasn't aware of the focus issue. I have verified that it does indeed work when
X-Chat doesn't have focus. Thank you.
But are they shaped like giraffes?
I will submit an RFE for libnotify to add support.