I also have no SMS vibration alerts on Sailfish X 220.127.116.11, on Xperia XA2. I suspect it’s the same issue.
A quick hack to work around the issue in 18.104.22.168, if you are comfortable with a Linux shell, seems to be:
- Back up the /usr/share/ngfd/events.d/sms.ini file somewhere, and then edit it.
- Add an “include haptic” line to the sms_exists section that looks like:
%include.1 = default
%include.2 = haptic
I’m not a Sailfish developer so I can’t promise this has no bad side effects, but it appears to work well enough for me.
The problem seems to be that the non-graphical feedback daemon (ngfd) is expecting to receive two requests from lipstick notifications, called “sms” and “sms_exists”. The vibration is played on receiving “sms”. But only “sms_exists” is being seen by ngfd. (Similarly, receiving an email triggers “email” and “email_exists” messages to ngfd - these are both still being sent ok, which I think is why email vibration works and SMS doesn’t.)