Bug 866444 - Occasional lack of notifications
Occasional lack of notifications
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-shell (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Owen Taylor
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2012-10-15 07:43 EDT by Tim Waugh
Modified: 2014-02-05 07:35 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2014-02-05 07:34:58 EST
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Description Tim Waugh 2012-10-15 07:43:23 EDT
Description of problem:
After one of the recent rounds of updates, I no longer get notifications for private IRC messages.  I have empathy running, and I hear the beep alerting me to a message, but the shell notification area doesn't have a chat icon to click on.

I'm not sure whether the problem is with empathy or the GNOME shell.

I do get notifications from other applications.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:
Just started happening today.

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Connect to an IRC server that requires a NickServ password.
2.Wait for the beep indicating a message from NickServ.
3.Try to find that conversation window.
Actual results:
No icon to click on in notification area. No conversation window. No conversation tab.
Comment 1 Tim Waugh 2012-11-01 12:01:10 EDT
This happens sporadically and seems to be fixed once I restart the shell (Alt-F2 'r' Enter)... so, changing component.
Comment 2 Adam Buraczewski 2013-01-28 07:59:40 EST
I would like to confirm this bug. It started after upgrade to Fedora 18 (Fedora 17 did not have this bug).

Steps to reproduce with my machine:
1. Restart the computer.
2. Log in.
3. Start Empathy, set status to "Online" and ensure that notification displaying is turned on in the top-right system menu
4. No notifications of incoming messages are displayed
5. Alt-F2, restart
6. Notifications are displayed again.

The software versions which I use:
empathy.x86_64 3.6.3-1.fc18
gnome-settings-daemon.x86_64 3.6.4-2.fc18
gnome-shell.x86_64 3.6.2-6.fc18
telepathy-farstream.x86_64 0.6.0-1.fc18
telepathy-filesystem.noarch 0.0.2-4.fc18
telepathy-gabble.x86_64 0.16.4-2.fc18
telepathy-glib.x86_64 0.20.1-1.fc18
telepathy-haze.x86_64 0.6.0-2.fc18
telepathy-idle.x86_64 0.1.13-1.fc18
telepathy-logger.x86_64 0.6.0-3.fc18
telepathy-mission-control.x86_64 1:5.14.0-1.fc18
telepathy-rakia.x86_64 0.7.4-2.fc18
telepathy-salut.x86_64 0.8.1-1.fc18

Adam Buraczewski
Comment 3 Fedora End Of Life 2013-12-21 04:07:34 EST
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Comment 4 Mathieu Bridon 2013-12-22 05:04:27 EST
I don't think I've seen that any more with Fedora 20, so we can probably let this get closed automatically when Fedora 18 is EOL.
Comment 5 Fedora End Of Life 2014-02-05 07:35:01 EST
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