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Old 01-04-2015, 06:42 AM   #1
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cron won't run notify-send messages

In my crontab, neither this,
* * * * * /usr/bin/notify-send "message"
nor this,

* * * * * export DISPLAY=:0.0 && /usr/bin/notify-send "message"
gets "message" displayed.

This works through command line, but not through cron.

I can't find much on this export DISPLAY addition, though it works when scheduling txt files to be opened through gedit, for example.

Thank you!
Old 01-04-2015, 12:45 PM   #2
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cron doesn't have a screen attached to it.

You could get cron to send mail.
Old 01-04-2015, 12:59 PM   #3
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I've tried

Actually, I've tried to get smtp working (sSMTP, postfix) but that won't seem to work either. I started a separate thread on that issue but got no real takers.


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