[xmonad] notify-send not showing any box when run

Daniel Schoepe asgaroth_ at gmx.de
Tue Apr 21 13:53:43 EDT 2009

Carsten Gehling wrote:
> I am running with xmonad 0.8-1 on Ubuntu 8.10, integrating with the Gnome module
> My configuration is quite simple http://pastie.org/453213 - I haven't
> really grasped the Haskell syntax yet, so the configuration above has
> been "learning by example".
> I have one annoying problem: When running Ruby autotests, the
> test-program always ends its test-run with a message in the corner of
> my screen - this is done, using Gnome's "notify-send" command.
> But after switching to xmonad, I have not been able to get anything
> shown with "notify-send". Can anyone help me? Should I change
> something in my xmonad config or am I to use another command instead
> of "notify-send"?
> Kind regards,
> Carsten

You need to start this gnome notification daemon which is not running
when gnome isn't started, but is needed for actually displaying the
notify-send messages. There are also more light-weight alternatives to
that like the xfce notification daemon.

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