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About 7-8 months ago I tried to get xfce to rotate the desktop background, using cron and /usr/bin/xfdesktop -reload somehow. Now, I no longer use xfce, and I never had sendmail running and I wanted to toy with it a little, but xfdesktop is flooding my local email account, both root and my normal user account.
My users emails subject is: "cron: /usr/bin/xfdesktop -reload" and the contents of it: "(xfdesktop:7832): Gtk-WARNING **: cannot open display:" With root I get the same subject but the content is: "/bin/sh line 1: /usr/bin/xfdesktop: No such file or directory"
It is really annoying because my processes get flooded as well with procmail and sendmail taking up more than 2000 processes. When I /etc/rc.d/rc.sendmail stop the processes goes back to a normal amount. Although oddly it does not slow my computer.
How do I stop xfdesktop from trying to reload? I see no entry is /etc/cron.* I remember setting it to reload with some commandline but I have no recollection what that was.
Then what? My users crontab file is blank and root is the default, so there is no mention of xfdesktop.
I can only guess that there is another crontab lurking around sending it, but I don't know where to begin looking. Is it possible that I had created a crontab file that exists elsewhere in the system?(aside /var/spool/cron) Is there another place I can check?
Last edited by Furlinastis; 12-24-2005 at 07:45 PM.
I don't know what happened but it's not doing it anymore I just logged in as root(not via su) then it had screwed up some file I was working on, by sending all this stdout/err crap all over it(related to xfdesktop), then I reboot and it doesn't do it anymore. *shrugs*