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Get The New Jaunty Notifications In Intrepid!

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The new Ubuntu notification system will be in place from Jaunty onwards and it’s a very sexy affair! Look above!!!1

If you’re currently using Intrepid but want to use the notification system you can do! Just be aware that not all applications support the system just yet, so don’t feel a n0ob if you’re suddenly missing a pop up or two.

Installation is a copy ‘n’ paste away.

FIRST OF ALL you need to make sure you have all the dependencies satisfied.

Run:

sudo apt-get install bzr gnome-common automake libdbus-glib-1-dev libgtk2.0-0 libgtk2.0-dev libgtk2.0-common libgconf2-dev libx11-dev libnotify-dev libnotify1 libnotify-bin

and you should be good to go.

Now comes to installation.

cd ~
sudo apt-get install bzr gnome-common automake
bzr branch lp:notify-osd
cd notify-osd
./autogen.sh
make

Launch the new system by issuing

killall notification-daemon ;  /home/YOURUSERNAME/notify-osd/src/notify-osd

You may/may not need to restart inorder for it to work. I did.

To set the new system as default just follow this guide: -

gedit ~/.new-notifications.sh

In the window that has opened up paste:-

#!/bin/bash
killall notification-daemon ;  /home/[username]/notify-osd/src/notify-osd

SAVE it and then close. Finish up by issuing: -

chmod +x ~/.new-notifications.sh

Now go to  System->Preferences>Sessions and add a new item with the following in the ‘Command’ field.

/home/YOURUSERNAME/.new-notifications.sh

Et Voila!