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I installed empathy in Lubuntu.

I want a notification to popup when a message is received.

However, when I open edit -> preferences -> notifications, it doesn't have an option, "show incoming messages in the messaging menu" as usual.

What should I do to enable message notifications?

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What are the version of Lubuntu and Empathy ? –  vaab Apr 5 '13 at 9:57
    
My Lubuntu version is 12.10 with the latest Empathy. –  Huo Apr 5 '13 at 13:16
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I'm not sure, but did you check that telepathy-indicator is up and running ? You might have to install it with::

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install telepathy-indicator

Then you can launch it on the command line or in the Startup Applications.

This worked for me on Ubuntu 12.10 with Empathy 3.6.0.3-0ubuntu1.

I have no idea if this is off-topic for Lubuntu...

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I already have telepathy-indicator isntalled, but it still work. I think Maybe in Lubuntu's desk LXDE, it just don't have this function. Thanks anyway. –  Huo Apr 5 '13 at 13:18
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In the Preferences window you can only disable/enable the visual notifications. There is a message notifier extension which is pretty customizable too

https://extensions.gnome.org/extension/150/message-notifier/

In case you are still not getting notification then you might try the method described in a previous question.

How to enable Empathy chat room notifications?

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But lubuntu doesn't use gnome. It use desktop LXDE. –  Huo Mar 5 '13 at 6:51
    
Then I guess you need to take a look at previous question link given in the same post. –  AurA Mar 5 '13 at 6:59
    
I don't think question "How to enable Empathy chat room notifications?" help. –  Huo Mar 5 '13 at 7:08
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