Post by Bjoern Franke Post by David Rosenstrauch
systemctl --user start xfce4-notifyd.service
Which DE are you using? With XFCE, it's autostarted here, not need for
I (the original reporter) am running XFCE.
I've done a bit of research on the issue. Seems like what's happening is:
a) Apparently xfce4-notifyd intentionally (!) shuts itself down after 10
mins of inactivity (see
https://bugzilla.xfce.org/show_bug.cgi?id=12754). However, it's had
this behavior for quite some time (since v0.3.0 - we're now at 0.3.6),
so I don't think this is the source of the issue.
b) It looks like what changed recently is that for some reason dbus is
no longer able to automatically restart xfce4-notifyd when a
notification happens. See what I get when I issue "notify-send 'test'":
Jun 21 15:08:16 darosedm dbus-daemon: Activating service
Jun 21 15:09:16 darosedm plasma_waitforname:
org.kde.knotifications: WaitForName: Service was not registered within
Jun 21 15:09:16 darosedm dbus-daemon: Activated service
'org.freedesktop.Notifications' failed: Process
org.freedesktop.Notifications exited with status 1
I haven't quite pinned down what's causing the restart to fail yet. If
anyone has any relevant info, please do share.