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 22:41:25 UTC 2014

On Sun, May 11, 2014 at 12:18:39AM +0200, Stefano Karapetsas wrote:
> >>Notification daemons arent running every time, they are just started
> >>by dbus when needed
> >...the problem is notification-daemon is not handling notifications
> >of mate-power-manager (only mate-notification-daemon is), and instead
> >a weird fallback happens.
> In this case the problem is notification-daemon, because it must be
> started by dbus when libnotify is used

You are right that this seems to be the case.  I tried uninstalling
mate-notification-daemon again and starting notification-daemon manually
and it sort of works...  But the theme doesn't fit Mate at all, so
I still hope mate-notification-daemon will be pulled in (and used in
preference to notification-daemon when Mate is running) by the

Note that I don't think notification-daemon works well outside of
GNOME3 - after showing a single notification, it crashed for me with:

	(notification-daemon:8381): GLib-CRITICAL **: Source ID 15 was not found when attempting to remove it
	Trace/breakpoint trap

Of course this is a bug of notification-daemon but I'm not sure how
eager to fix it GNOME developers will be, so I don't know if we should
really depend on it as drop-in replacement for mate-notification-daemon.

Not sure what to do about this bug - close it and create another for
notification-daemon or move it to that package...  I'm not too
experienced with the BTS so I'll appreciate if someone takes an action.

				Petr "Pasky" Baudis

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