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On an up to date Kubuntu precise, my notifications will only pop up after the second one. I'm using:

kdialog --title "foo" --passivepopup "bar"

The first one is shown in the system tray only – the dialog popups only appear after more invocations.

How to fix this?

$ uname -a
Linux susi 3.2.0-39-generic-pae #62-Ubuntu SMP Wed Feb 27 22:25:11 UTC 2013 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
$ lsb_release -a  
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description:    Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS
Release:        12.04
Codename:       precise
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If you're not widely distributing this, try coding it with yad instead of kdialog. yad has many great features including support for notify. It is being actively developed and supported. code.google.com/p/yad –  Joe Apr 15 '13 at 19:38
    
I'll take a look at it, thanks! Still, I think that this should work out of the box with kdialog. –  danlei Apr 15 '13 at 23:04
    
Yes, it sounds like it should work. My only point is that with yad, you have an active developer and community to talk to if it doesn't perform as desired. –  Joe Apr 17 '13 at 9:19

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