Didn't help. Changed all the notifyconf files manually to 3 sec, (/usr/share/notifyconf, /home/"me"/.notify-osd, and same in root.)
the "notifyosdconf" folder in user was empty so I stuck a copy of the "default.def" in it to no avail as well. Still get the same output in lxterminal as before.
Any known unpleasant side effects from uninstalling notify osd ?