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.
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: -
In the window that has opened up paste:-
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.