Green with Envy not starting after LibNotify update

As per the title–looks like LibNotify caused a problem with GWE…Does anyone else see this?

[dean@asus-z690 Desktop]$ gwe
Traceback (most recent call last):
File “/usr/bin/gwe”, line 47, in
gi.require_version(‘Notify’, ‘0.7’)
File “/usr/lib/python3.10/site-packages/gi/”, line 129, in require_version
raise ValueError(‘Namespace %s not available for version %s’ %
ValueError: Namespace Notify not available for version 0.7

Is it this one from AUR?

Did you try rebuilding it?

Another application not working with libnotify 0.8.0-1:

The gwe AUR package has had numerous issues on a couple of occasions within the last year for me. It is for that reason that I’ve given up on the AUR version and it’s repeated issues and now strictly use the flatpak version, which works flawlessly, every time. Unless you enjoy it breaking multiple times throughout the year, it’d be better to use the flatpak one because well, it just works.

Another - variety wallpaper changer, from the repos and tried the aur git version, no dice.

Yes & Yes…I’ve posted a report there also.

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Ahh, just noticed Variety is not working for me either. (also guake and cinnamon-settings). Suspect they’ll all catch up soon enough.

Quick fix:

sudo nano /usr/lib/python3.10/site-packages/variety/


gi.require_version("Notify", "0.7")

Change 0.7 to 0.8. Save.

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Updated today… now working. And now the rest that were impacted need to be updated…

Great Idea!!!