My notifications are no longer working either. I can load /usr/lib/xfce4/notifyd/xfce4-notifyd in terminal and they will work. I added it to startup and it works for a while, but later the process closes. Dbus will not launch it. From what I’ve read there may be a notification conflict with kde or other components I have installed for notifications. And xfce4-notifyd closes by design thinking dbus will load it when needed. I’m not sure when it started to be honest, but it may have been after this upgrade. I started noticing when I connected to VPN there was a long pause before I could interact with network manager again. I now know it is trying to display the successful connect notification and will not let me interact until it timeouts.
I found the threads below about the bug and a fix to have xfce4-notifyd not close, but I’m not sure how to implement the patch or if I can.
Anyone have ideas how I can fix this?