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Unable to send messages with notify-send under Ubuntu 14.10 running Flashback with Metacity.

When one issue a command like:

notify-send test

no message appear. Looking at processes the notify-osd is started when notify-send is executed. kill it and it re-appear on notify-send, but still no message. On occasion ot works to send using root:

sudo notify-send test
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Have not found why notify-send does not work with notify-osd, but looking at:

/usr/share/dbus-1/services/org.freedesktop.Notifications.service

one find

[D-BUS Service]
Name=org.freedesktop.Notifications
Exec=/usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/notify-osd

Changing this to use notification-daemon seems to work.

[D-BUS Service]
Name=org.freedesktop.Notifications
Exec=/usr/lib/notification-daemon/notification-daemon

So at least for now that is a hack / fix.

org.gnome.Notifications.service

defaults to notification-daemon.

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