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Old 04-13-2003, 04:13 PM   #1
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use 'at' to run x apps?


trying to get mp3s to wake me up in the morning. If I open a terminal in X and execute...

$ xmms *.mp3

...it works. But when I try...

$ at now
at> xmms *.mp3
at> <EOT>

...it doesn't. Should it? Or am I stupidly overlooking something obvious?
 
Old 04-13-2003, 04:46 PM   #2
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Even if you were logged in as the user that
runs the at-demon the demon still wouldn't know
anything about the name of the DISPLAY variable.

I think you'd either have to do a little workaround.

To your .xsession file add a
xhost +localhost

And for your starting of mp3's use something like:
xterm -display localhost:0.0 -e xmms *.mp3
(You might have to play withe parameters...)

OR (I'd prefer that solution ;})
run
mpg321 which doesn't need to know about X ;)

Cheers,
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Old 04-13-2003, 06:17 PM   #3
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ah... I see

Last night I did an apropos on 'mp3' and it didn't find anything. I'm sure it's there; I'll check tonight. Running Red Hat 8.0 There are so many little programs. OOh, that just made me think of something. (8.0) I downloaded a plugin for xmms that was an mp3 decoder. That's proly not gonna work for mpg321, huh? Is there some sort of system-wide .rpm for mp3 decoding?
 
Old 04-13-2003, 06:32 PM   #4
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There's lame (and liblame) ... but you'll still need
an executable to run that.

However, mpg321
works just fine and the binary rpm is only 58K in ;)

Cheers,
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Old 04-14-2003, 03:50 PM   #5
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stupidness...

I think the problem was that I didn't provide a full path to the mp3s. It's always just little stuff like that. I'm still catching on to how to use these daemons.

I did go and get mpg321 so I don't have to have an x session up.

thanks,
florestan
 
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No worries mate,

the first day I don't learn something new will
be after I died ;)

Cheers,
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Old 04-14-2003, 04:18 PM   #7
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plugin?

Hey I have the same problem.. i got the alarm plugin for xmms. Its great :-] try it.. from xmms home page
 
  


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