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-7.7 systemd platform.

Package Information

The Xfce4 Notification Daemon Dependencies


libnotify-0.7.6 and libxfce4ui-4.12.1

User Notes: http://wiki.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/wiki/xfce4-notifyd

Installation of the Xfce4 Notification Daemon

Install the Xfce4 Notification Daemon by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=/usr &&

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:

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


Installed Program: xfce4-notifyd-config
Installed Libraries: None
Installed Directories: /usr/share/themes/Default/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+ 2 GUI that allows you to change some of your preferences (theme and screen position) for the notifications that the Xfce4 Notification Daemon displays.

Last updated on 2015-07-31 23:26:22 -0500