Bug#814949: notification-daemon: /etc/xdg/autostart file only starts for "GNOME-Flashback"

Kevin McCarthy kevin at 8t8.us
Tue Feb 16 22:26:33 UTC 2016

Package: notification-daemon
Version: 3.18.1-1
Severity: normal

Dear Maintainer,

I use the openbox window manager.  In jessie, notifications from
applications using libnotify would display, but I recently updated to
stretch and discovered the notifications were no longer displaying.

After some poking around, I found it was because there is a
"OnlyShowIn=GNOME-Flashback" line in
/etc/xdg/autostart/notification-daemon-autostart.desktop, which causes
openbox not to start the daemon.

It seems like the notifications would be useful for all desktop
environments.  Would it be unreasonable to remove the "OnlyShowIn"
line from the autostart file, or would this cause problems in some

Thank you,


-- System Information:
Debian Release: stretch/sid
  APT prefers testing-updates
  APT policy: (500, 'testing-updates'), (500, 'testing')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 4.3.0-1-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)

Versions of packages notification-daemon depends on:
ii  libatk1.0-0         2.18.0-1
ii  libc6               2.21-7
ii  libcairo2           1.14.6-1
ii  libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0  2.32.3-1.2
ii  libglib2.0-0        2.46.2-3
ii  libgtk-3-0          3.18.7-1
ii  libpango-1.0-0      1.38.1-1
ii  libx11-6            2:1.6.3-1

notification-daemon recommends no packages.

notification-daemon suggests no packages.

-- Configuration Files:
/etc/xdg/autostart/notification-daemon-autostart.desktop changed [not included]

-- no debconf information

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