Bug#747552: mate-power-manager creates popups as persistent, regular windows; leads to huge marco / window switching slowdown

Petr Baudis pasky at ucw.cz
Sat May 10 21:46:58 UTC 2014


> First, notification should not pop up as windows, they should pop up
> as notification "bubbles".
> So, is the package mate-notification-daemon installed???
> Secondly, I think a fallback of mate-power-manager to using pop up
> windows is a wrong approach on a missing notification daemon. There
> should be no notifications at all!!!

  I think mate-power-manager should simply depend on
mate-notification-daemon, or is there a good reason not to?

> 1. Please let me know if mate-notification-daemon is installed.

  Nope, I had mate-desktop-environment installed,

ii  mate-desktop                    1.8.0+dfsg1-4        amd64                Library with common API for various MATE modules
ii  mate-desktop-common             1.8.0+dfsg1-4        all                  Library with common API for various MATE modules (common files)
ii  mate-desktop-environment     all                  MATE Desktop Environment
ii  mate-desktop-environment-extra     all                  MATE Desktop Environment

but not mate-notification-daemon. I have GNOME's notification-daemon
installed (0.7.6-1) but it wasn't running in a mate desktop session.

> 2. Please install mate-notification-daemon if it is missing and let
> us know if the issue disappears then.

  Yep, notifications now happen in a corner and seem to disappear again
at least when I plug power back in! Awesome.

  I think the problem here is that no dependency pulled in the
mate-notification-daemon for me.  Perhaps that will be solved when
Debian gets the metapackages, but I also think there should be a direct
dependency as well (or at least Recommends) in case someone doesn't
use the metapackage for some reason.

				Petr "Pasky" Baudis

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