Introduction to the Xfce4 Notification Daemon

The Xfce4 Notification Daemon is a small program that implements the "server-side" portion of the Freedesktop desktop notifications specification. Applications that wish to pop up a notification bubble in a standard way can use Xfce4-Notifyd to do so by sending standard messages over D-Bus using the org.freedesktop.Notifications interface.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS 12.1 platform.

Package Information

The Xfce4 Notification Daemon Dependencies


libnotify-0.8.3, libxfce4ui-4.18.5, libcanberra-0.30, xfce4-dev-tools-4.18.1, and xfce4-panel-4.18.5

Installation of the Xfce4 Notification Daemon

Install the Xfce4 Notification Daemon by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=/usr --sysconfdir=/etc &&

This package does not come with a test suite.

Now, as the root user:

make install

You can test the notification daemon with the command notify-send, to be run in a graphical environment:

notify-send -i info Information "Hi ${USER}, This is a Test"


Installed Program: xfce4-notifyd-config
Installed Libraries: libnotification-plugin.so
Installed Directories: /usr/share/themes/Bright/xfce-notify-4.0, /usr/share/themes/Default/xfce-notify-4.0, /usr/share/themes/Retro/xfce-notify-4.0, /usr/share/themes/Smoke/xfce-notify-4.0 and /usr/share/themes/ZOMG-PONIES!/xfce-notify-4.0

Short Descriptions


is a GTK+ GUI that allows you to change some of your preferences (theme and screen position) for the notifications that the Xfce4 Notification Daemon displays