Disabling the new notification system in Ubuntu 9.04


The  notification system in the newly released ubuntu 9.04 ( Jaunty)  uses the notify-osd framework.  This system provides a standard way of  doing passive pop up notification on the  desktop.The notifications are semi transparent click through  bubbles.  These pop ups will disappear after  a short period of time.  Some  times  these bubbles    can be irritating.

You can disable the  notifications with the following command.

mv /usr/share/dbus-1/services/org.freedesktop.Notifications.service /usr/share/dbus-1/services/org.freedesktop.Notifications.service.disabled

( You have to restart X )

You can switch back to the original gnome-style  notification system  by installing the package named  gnome-stracciatella-session. Also ,  have a look at this blog.

# apt-get install gnome-stracciatella-session