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The A2LN server runs on your Linux computer and is responsible for receiving notifications and displaying them using libnotify.


The easiest way to install the server is to use your package manager. See this issue for the current status of packaging.

Distribution Maintainer
Arch Linux / Manjaro (AUR) patri9ck

Alternatively, you can install it manually:

$ git clone
$ cd a2ln-server
$ sudo make install

Make sure there is Python 3.10 or newer set up on your system.

You will probably need to install all required runtime dependencies as well, either by using your package manager or by running:

$ python -m pip install -r requirements.txt

To uninstall it, run:

$ sudo make uninstall


After installation, simply run the server like this:

$ a2ln

This will start the server on the default port which is 23045.

To get an overview of all command line options, use:

$ a2ln -h


To automatically start the server at boot, the provided systemd user unit file can be used:

$ systemctl --user enable --now a2ln

Other options are:

Also take a look at this Arch Wiki article about auto-starting.