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Turning off system-tray notifications in Kubuntu 14.04 breaks screen-sharing

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Having installed spreedX and started it in a terminal, and disabled the notifications in the KDE system-tray, trying to share my screen in a meeting produces the following output in the terminal:

Exception in thread Thread-2:
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/lib/python2.7/", line 810, in __bootstrap_inner
File "/opt/spreed/spreedx/.spreedx/spreedx/", line 1167, in run
File "/opt/spreed/spreedx/.spreedx/spreedx/", line 2612, in status
self.notify("Connection established", "Screen sharing can now be started.")
File "/opt/spreed/spreedx/.spreedx/spreedx/", line 1412, in notify
GError: GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.ServiceUnknown: The name org.freedesktop.Notifications was not provided by any .service files

After this happens, spreedX becomes unresponsive, both in the terminal ( does not respond to Ctrl-C ) and in the system-tray ( does not respond to hover, right-click, left-click ).

Installing xfce4-notifyd seems to circumnavigate this issue.

It looks like spreedX does not respond well to not being able to send system-tray notifications. Is this perhaps because an exception is thrown by python-pyinotify without being caught by spreedX ?

I just wanted to make you aware of this issue, and supply this workaround, in case anyone else runs into this problem.

Posted 3 years ago #

Spreed Webinare

Thank you for informing us about these issues and your workaround. We are checking our systems and inform you about updates soon.

Best regards

Spreed Team

Posted 3 years ago #

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