Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 351561
No alert reminders when evo not running
Last modified: 2009-06-28 21:23:46 EDT
Description of problem:
No gnome or evolution alert reminders when evo not running
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Schedule events
2. Run gnome without evo
3. No reminders
Reminders work when evolution running
The alarm notification mechanism lives in Evolution, and so Evolution has to be
started in order for the alarm-notify daemon to be spawned. Thereafter, you
should continue to get reminders even after closing Evolution.
Sorry to re-open this, but I think a better explanation is required. On fc5,
gnome started evolution-alarm-notify without any problems (didn't need evolution
first) and from a quick search of the net it seems evolution-alarm-notify is
expected to run at gnome login (as it has done):
http://www.debianhelp.org/node/9746 Also, it seems counter-intuitive that
evolution-alarm-notify should require evolution: if you've got evolution running
why would you need additional pop-ups?
A work-around (and possible fix) seems to be simply add
/usr/libexec/evolution/2.10/evolution-alarm-notify to the Sessions' Start Up
Programs - why is this no longer the default for fedora's desktop?
Based on the code of evolution-alarm-notify:
/* The daemon should always be started up by the session manager when
* the session starts. The daemon will take care of loading whatever
* calendars it was told to load.
gnome_client_set_restart_style (master_client, GNOME_RESTART_IF_RUNNING);
I see only three possible issues here:
a) you use other desktop environment, or
b) the evolution-alarm-notify is closed before the session ends, or
c) the above code doesn't work
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