[ubuntu-uk] Sending Gnome popup notifications over a network...

Kris Douglas webbox.uk at gmail.com
Wed Jan 9 22:02:07 GMT 2008

Hi, thanks for the help, I tried this before, and got the message

libnotify-Message: Unable to get session bus: dbus-launch failed to
autolaunch D-Bus session: Autolaunch error: X11 initialization failed.

It appeares i would have to actually be on the X server to run it, do you
know of a way to specify the location the message is sent to? like display

On 09/01/2008, Josh Blacker <jkblacker at gmail.com> wrote:
> I believe you are looking for something like notify-send:
> notify-send "Title of pop-up" "Text of pop-up"
> (screenshot of one at
> http://jerichokb.files.wordpress.com/2008/01/screenshot2.png)
> I suppose you would ssh into a machine and run it from the command-line?
> I have no experience of ssh, so couldn't tell you about that, but I've
> answered one half at least!
> Hope that helps,
> Josh
> On Wed, 2008-01-09 at 16:33 +0000, Kris Douglas wrote:
> > Hi, I have been looking for ages without any success, I'm trying to
> > work out how to send popup notifications with custom content to
> > computers on the network. I have ssh and root access to all of these
> > machines, but i require a simple way to send messages, any ideas?
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > --
> > Kris Douglas
> >       Softdel Limited Hosting Services
> >
> >       Web: www.softdel.net
> >       Mail: kris at softdel.netwould be a good time
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Kris Douglas
      Softdel Limited Hosting Services

      Web: www.softdel.net
      Mail: kris at softdel.net
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