How to start recent-notifications on Ubuntu 16.04?

Asked by Ubuntooo on 2016-12-09

I have a clean install of Ubuntu 16.04. After installing indicator-notifications (and also indicator-notifications-gtk2), it does not appear in my indicators panel, and I can find no way of starting it.

I've tried sending a notification using the following command, but the although the toast bubble appears containing the correct title/message, the panel also does not appear.

notify-send "This is the title" "This is the message"

Some help would be appreciated. Thanks

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2016-12-09
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Best Jason Conti (jconti) said : #1

Did you log out/back in since installing indicator-notifications? The indicator loads with the panel so you either need to restart your session or run:

restart unity-panel-service

in the terminal.

This is using the Unity desktop? It should just work in that desktop once you restart the panel.

In the gnome flashback session it is possible the indicator applet is not added to the panel (though I believe it should be there by default), so you may need to alt+right click the panel and add it.

In MATE on 16.04 you do need the indicator-notifications-gtk2 package, and then you may also need to add the indicator applet to the panel as with gnome flashback.

I did reboot before, but I didn't see it in the panel (in hindsight, I may have been mistaken). However, I rebooted again and it works.

Thanks for your quick response and for this very useful bit of software.

Thanks Jason Conti, that solved my question.