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I have a problem with my notifications on Ubuntu 14.04 x64. The notifications are just plain text with a colored background, and are also strangely placed in the top left corner. I have no idea on how it changed. After one reboot it was just there..

Here is a picture of the problem in question.: imgur

As you can see the notification appear over the unified menu. How can I restore the original state of the notification bubble?

Here are the settings in ~/.notify-osd

slot-allocation = fixed
bubble-expire-timeout = 10sec
bubble-vertical-gap = 5px
bubble-horizontal-gap = 5px
bubble-corner-radius = 37,5%
bubble-icon-size = 30px 
bubble-gauge-size = 6px
bubble-width = 240px
bubble-background-color = 131313
bubble-background-opacity = 90%
text-margin-size = 10px
text-title-size = 100%
text-title-weight = bold
text-title-color = ffffff
text-title-opacity = 100%
text-body-size = 90%
text-body-weight = normal
text-body-color = eaeaea
text-body-opacity = 100%
text-shadow-opacity = 100%

If I check the org.freedesktop.Notifications.service(/usr/share/dbus-1/servies) it appears to use the correct one.

[D-BUS Service]
Name=org.freedesktop.Notifications
Exec=/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/notify-osd
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have you tried rebooting again to see if it makes any difference? –  Wilf May 28 at 15:26
    
Yes, the problem persist. –  xenolyse May 28 at 15:37
    
How about sudo apt-get install --reinstall notify-osd? –  Seth May 29 at 0:25

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Have you installed i3 recently? Apparently the i3 metapackage installs its own notification daemon, dunst, which gives you that blue, upper-left-corner notification. I solved the problem thusly:

sudo apt-get remove dunst
killall dunst
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