In Tails 1.1, the desktop notifications appear truncated on the right.
I can reproduce that both on bare metal and in VirtualBox, using
different build, and resolutions.
This looks like https://bugs.mageia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=7297.
#6 Updated by intrigeri over 5 years ago
This seems to be the same as https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=875214. Yes, yet another bug of the fallback mode. That's what one gets for shipping software that's almost entirely deprecated and unmaintained...
I've not been able to find an easy workaround, nor other good bug reports about this online. I have my doubts that we'll manage to fix this in time for 1.1. Regardless, I'll try to reproduce on Debian Wheezy and sid, and will definitely report this bug upstream. That's the least we can do.
#7 Updated by intrigeri over 5 years ago
Reproduced on Wheezy and sid:
On sid, it gets worse, as notification-daemon simply crashes:
I've added some more information, including a gdb backtrace, on the relevant bugs. I don't see this fixed in time for Tails 1.1 without someone diving into notification-daemon's code source (and possibly, GTK's one) => asking for help around.
#18 Updated by intrigeri over 4 years ago
- Assignee set to intrigeri
- Target version set to Tails_1.4.1
- % Done changed from 0 to 10
- Feature Branch set to bugfix/7249-truncated-notifications
- Type of work changed from Wait to Code
Actually, this might be trivially fixed by backporting notification-daemon from Jessie to Wheezy. Not sure it's worth my time, but oh well, let's give it a try.
#19 Updated by intrigeri over 4 years ago
- Assignee changed from intrigeri to goupille
- % Done changed from 10 to 20
- QA Check set to Info Needed
The next nightly build ISO from the experimental branch (should be ready in ~30 minutes) will have a tentative fix (notification-daemon backported from Jessie): http://nightly.tails.boum.org/build_Tails_ISO_experimental/. At least it fixes the positioning for me (notifications are not cut out of the screen), but still some text is truncated at the bottom when it doesn't fit. Please test and tell me if you think that's an improvement.
Thanks for digging this old bug that I had actually tried fixing in Debian proper, and then forgot about Tails!
#21 Updated by kytv over 4 years ago
Could we be lucky enough that this fixes #8686?
No, we're not. It's still aborting in the experimental branch but it improves things IMHO for this bug. Notifications with a lot of text will be cut off at the bottom, but most cases will see an improvement.
#24 Updated by intrigeri over 4 years ago
- Assignee changed from goupille to anonym
- QA Check changed from Info Needed to Ready for QA
it is more pretty with none truncated pop up but it is kind of sad that a part of message is still unreadable (I saw it at least on the synchronizing clock pop up)... I'd say it is better but it is not totally fixed
Thanks! That's the best we can hope for in Tails/Wheezy without working on
notification-daemon ourselves (and nobody has done that in 1+ year so I don't see it happen in the close future), and it'll disappear in Tails/Jessie anyway => if it's best this way, then it's good enough for me.