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How to get dunst working?

asked 2014-12-16 00:35:50 +0000

takoinche gravatar image

I just installed Dunst (via the .deb i found on Ubuntu Launchpad).

However, i have no idea on how to disable the gnome notification daemon and enable Dunst.

Where, and which are the following steps after installing Dunst?

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That is not really an i3 question. Maybe [this question on askubutu]( helps. I myself just uninstalled the xfce4 notification daemon from my Xubuntu.

Adaephon gravatar imageAdaephon ( 2014-12-16 13:31:28 +0000 )edit

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answered 2014-12-16 13:40:53 +0000

Here are the necessary steps that work for me:

  1. Find out what the default notification daemon's name is (if you do not already know it) Here, a ps aux | grep noti might help.
  2. Put the following command in your i3 config file to kill the default daemon every time i3 is started: exec killall -q <notification daemon>.
  3. To start dunst, add to the config exec --no-startup-id dunst -config <path-to-config>. Leave the -config ... part if you want the default behaviour of dunst.
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