How to disable notification popups?

killermoehre killermoehre at
Mon Jan 20 13:10:09 CET 2014

Am 20.01.2014 12:14, schrieb wwp:
> Hello killermoehre,
> On Mon, 20 Jan 2014 12:02:18 +0100 killermoehre <killermoehre at> wrote:
>> Am Mo 20 Jan 2014 11:19:37 CET schrieb wwp:
>>> Hello killermoehre,
>>> On Mon, 20 Jan 2014 10:55:17 +0100 killermoehre <killermoehre at> wrote:
>>>> Am 20.01.2014 09:38, schrieb wwp:
>>>>> Hello there,
>>>>> I've uninstalled xfce4-notifyd and notifications at desktop corners
>>>>> look different, but they still show up. I couldn't find a way to
>>>>> disable them from the settings or I'm blind.
>>>>> Any hint?
>>>>> (I want to disable them 'cause I'm getting a notification popup for
>>>>> every sound that is played, huuu :-/)
>>>>> Regards,
>>>> So you have another notifyd installed, maybe gnome ones. Deinstall it,
>>>> too, if you can. Some programs require a notifyd and, so on is always
>>>> isntalled by the package manager.
>>> Do you mean that if only a gnome notification system is *installed*
>>> even if it's not running, it could interfere?
>>> Yes, GNOME is installed and I used to use it before I switched to Xfce.
>>> No 'notify(d)' process is running, and I don't know any gnome
>>> notification program that could be running (no gnome-* program involved
>>> in notifications or sound is running).
>> The notifyd is triggered by dbus. As long one is available (i.e. 
>> installed and anounced at dbus), it starts.
> Right! Apparently the noisy notifications were due to xfce4-volumed,
> which I disabled and I don't get them when pulse audio is playing a wav
> anymore (as expected).
>>>> Please define what you mean by "notification for every sound that is
>>>> played".
>>> That's a very good point: every time skype plays a sound (pulseaudio),
>>> every time I run `aplay`. Sound using mplayer or audacious is not doing
>>> that. Apart from this I don't have any desktop sound thru Xfce, I don't
>>> know if that's normal or not, but it's not the topic here.
>> And what says the notification? Since this is your real problem (and 
>> you don't have it in gnome), we should catch this on.
> It says exactly what the notification says when you adjust volume level:
> it indicates the volume level %. Does it help?
> Regards,

Yes, it does. You have a clash among alsa and pulse audio. Either remove
PA or install the xfce pulse packages provided by your distribution. The
official xfce packages doesn't support PA.


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