Download 0.4

  • Download Debian/Ubuntu Deb Package
  • Download Source Tarball

Installing mumbles from the deb package
**Note: I have only had a chance to test the deb package using Ubuntu Feisty. While it should work with other versions of Ubuntu (from Edgy) and Debian, the package is untested on those systems. Your mileage may vary. If you do try the deb package on other systems please let me know how it went.

Install mumbles using your package installer.
And run by:

mumbles -or for a list of options to use with mumbles: - mumbles –help


Installing mumbles from source
Unzip the mumbles tarball to a local directory.
And run by:

cd src/ mumbles -or for a list of options to use with mumbles: - mumbles –help


Testing mumbles
mumbles comes with a command-line script to send notifications called ‘mumbles-send’. To test your mumbles installation, run from a terminal:

mumbles-send “test title” “test message”


If you have installed mumbles from the source tarball, make sure you run ‘mumbles-send’ from the src/ directory.

Before you install mumbles you should check that you have the following packages installed for your distribution:

  • Python 2.4
  • PyGTK 2.8
  • Python Glade
  • Python Cairo
  • Python DBus
  • Python Setuptools

Using SVN
Information for checking out from svn and contributing to mumbles can be found here.

Previous Versions
Previous 0.3 version file and installation instructions are available here.

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  1. Pinto said,

    I installed it with debian package manager in Gutsy Gibbon and it was Ok!

  2. immensewok said,

    I really like this update. I’ve been playing around with creating my own theme, something like the bezel display from Growl. Is it possible to center the title and message text? It isn’t critical but I haven’t been able to do it.

  3. dot_j said,

    Currently, you are only able to position the text.

  4. Logan Koester said,

    A package for Fedora Core would be greatly appreciated.

  5. James said,

    I installed mumbles on ubuntu 8.04 using the deb package and it works fine.

  6. Palleas said,

    That’s awesome thanks !

  7. faz said,

    I have installed on debian lenny and does not work


    Warning: Unable to set option for growl network enabled. Falling back to default value.


  8. Michael Mrozek said,

    The last line of “Installing mumbles from source” is “mumbles -help”. The switch should be either “-h” or “–help”

  9. Andy said,

    Is there a way to envoke mumble-send from cron? When I try, I get:

    File “/usr/bin/mumbles-send”, line 122, in main
    name = dbus.service.BusName (MUMBLES_DBUS_INTERFACE, bus=dbus.SessionBus(mainloop=dbus_loop))
    File “/var/lib/python-support/python2.5/dbus/”, line 217, in __new__
    File “/var/lib/python-support/python2.5/dbus/”, line 106, in __new__
    bus = BusConnection.__new__(subclass, bus_type, mainloop=mainloop)
    File “/var/lib/python-support/python2.5/dbus/”, line 125, in __new__
    bus = cls._new_for_bus(address_or_type, mainloop=mainloop)
    dbus.exceptions.DBusException: org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.Spawn.ExecFailed: dbus-launch failed to autolaunch D-Bus session: Autolaunch error: X11 initialization failed.
  10. mgomez said,

    It is not working in Debian Etch, even if I install the dependencies (python-setuptools and python-dbus, python-gtk2-dev, python-glade-1.2, python-gnome2-extras)

  11. Fil said,

    Just installed on Ubuntu 8.04 with the deb package, and works fine! Looks great too!

  12. SAI said,

    How do I install the pidgin plugin? I don’t know if I have it or not…
    Great program btw, I love it, especially the mumbles-send :D

  13. Mumrah said,

    I can’t get any commands to work.
    I installed mumbles from source in centos5 gnome.
    all commands return this error command not found.
    Please help

  14. Sicarul said,

    I couldn’t get this working right, i saw blocks of notification when someone talked to me on Pidgin, but the text was blocks of white, it was clearly the text being written over by white blocks, as the length was the same… Anyway nice program, it looks like it would work quite nicely if it wasn’t for that, the animation was smooth.


  15. dot_j said,

    Hi Sicarul, I have not seen that particular issue. Could you open a forum thread & let me know some info about your computer? Distro/python version/etc. and perhaps email me a screen shot?


  16. Gavin said,

    I’ve successfully installed it on Ubuntu Intrepid (8.10).

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