I have installed libnotify-bin, and notify-osd

All looks good. Yet when I do

$notify-send 'hello'

I see nothing

Is there a service that I should turn on or something?



For Posterity:

All the descriptions I saw stated that it sent notifications "to a notification daemon"

So I did a apt-cache search of notification daemon, and got a few.

I installed:

sudo apt-get install mate-notification-daemon mate-notification-daemon-common

and did the notify-send, and it now works fine.

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I'm not a notify-send user, but you might try the following:

  1. read the man page for send-notify; i.e. from the command prompt:

man notify-send

  1. if that fails, read this related Q&A which gives some specific advice.

Let us know if that doesn't work.

Also, you can find useful answers on your own using 'Google'. For example, try Googling notify-send raspberry pi. If you do this, you'll find the linked Q&A above in the 2nd position, and other potentially useful information. In other words, "read first, question later"

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