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Old 11-21-2009, 11:18 AM   #1
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crontab won't run under user in Kubuntu 9.10


I know the answer is simple, I have excluded all of the possible variables and I am trying this as an experiment.

I am running Kubuntu 9.10 on two computers and have simplistic crontabs, but they simple don't run. (Googled first, followed several guides on Ubuntu forums and looked for previous threads here)

I crontab -e "username" and the crontab file is as follows:

# m h dom mon dow command
11 09 21 11 * /usr/bin/amarok


It should simply launch amarok at 9:11 A.M. on November 11.
I added the local user to the /etc/security/access.conf file for local access that was in one of the "gotyas' I read about.


NVM, I did solve it.

"It is possible to run gui applications via cronjobs. This can be done by telling cron which display to use"

00 06 * * * env DISPLAY=:0 amarok -p (which loads Amarok and plays the last playlist loaded.

Last edited by Mohtek; 11-21-2009 at 12:57 PM.
 
Old 11-22-2009, 08:09 PM   #2
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thanks for the explanation , many will find it useful
 
Old 11-22-2009, 08:54 PM   #3
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Actually, that would run on 21 of Nov....
 
  


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