notify-send to get notifications. Since yesterday, it stopped working.
After a reboot, I could get a few messages through, but a minute later I can't any more. I have spammed it with a few hundred messages and killed it, but as I said - I've rebooted since.
Killing and restarting the Process at
/usr/lib/notify-osd/notify-osd gives me a warning, "Another instance has already registered org.freedesktop.Notifications", and subsequently "Could not register instance".
Note that the notifications from Banshee come through no problem. It's - as far as I can tell - only
notify-send that doesn't work properly; There isn't any output from it about what could be wrong either.
Here are the contents of
[2010-12-04T16:50:07-00:00, notify-send ] Test Hello [2010-12-04T16:53:35-00:00, notify-sharp ] Octopus's Garden by 'The Beatles' from 'Abbey Road (2009 Stereo Remaster)'
Only the first one didn't appear on the screen; The command I ran was
notify-send Test Hello.
The problem seems to be related to Totem, or at least any application - as DoR suggested - that inhibits the screen saver from being started.
Here's how to replicate the problem:
- Start Totem, make sure "disable screen saver while playing [all]" is enabled
- Let it play something for as long as the idle time-out for the screen saver
- Try to
I can now reproduce the problem consistently, so I should really file a bug.