For some reason I couldn't get this to work:
I followed the instructions to the letter. Not sure what I'm doing wrong...
-rebooting before scheduled task time
-scheduling simple tasks (gedit), which does not work
-"shutdown -h now" (found that "/sbin/shutdown" didn't even work on terminal)
-scheduling a "One-time task" (I've confirmed this works, but I need a recurring task)
I've confirmed that the "shutdown -h now" task works when I click the "run selected task" button.
But every time the clock rolls on top of the scheduled task time, it just sits there and does nothing. This is infuriating.
Does there have to be a certain amount of time between when you set a task and when it will run?
I'm using ubuntu 10.04 as article says.
[Edit] I've figured it out. I used "/sbin/shutdown -h now".
So, my question now is: why did "/sbin/shutdown -h now" work, when "shutdown -h now" didn't?
They both work in the terminal. Why won't "shutdown -h now" work when the app is running it?