notify-osd is the application that causes pop-up “bubbles” for system events / notifications many users are used to seeing in Gnome desktops. To enable it in Bodhi do the following:
First things first, install notify-osd:
sudo apt-get install notify-osd
Next we need to edit a single file to make sure notify-osd always starts up (by default it will only start in Gnome). To do this run the following:
sudo leafpad /usr/share/dbus-1/services/org.freedesktop.Notifications.service
You should see a file that has the following contents:
[D-BUS Service] Name=org.freedesktop.Notifications Exec=/bin/sh -c 'if [ ! -x /usr/lib/notification-daemon/notification-daemon ] || || || ; then exec /usr/lib/notify-osd/notify-osd; else exec /usr/lib/notification-daemon/notification-daemon; fi'
Replace the contents of the file with:
[D-BUS Service] Name=org.freedesktop.Notifications Exec=/usr/lib/notify-osd/notify-osd
Log out and log back in and
notify-osd will be functioning.